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Kollikodon ritchiei

Mammalia - Monotremata - Kollikodontidae

Taxonomy
Kollikodon ritchiei was named by Flannery et al. (1995). Its type specimen is AMPC F96602, a mandible (R dentary fragment with M/1, and alveoli for P/1, P/2 and M/4), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Moonshine, Coocoran Opal Field, which is in an Albian estuary/bay claystone in the Griman Creek Formation of Australia. It is the type species of Kollikodon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Kollikodon ritchiei Flannery et al. p. 418 figs. Fig. 1
2004Kollikodon ritchei Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 206, 212

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
AustralosphenidaLuo et al. 2001
orderMonotremataBonaparte 1838
familyKollikodontidae
genusKollikodon
speciesritchiei

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialuc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 19:53:51
Modified: 2005-09-07 19:44:02
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Luo et al. 2003, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Albian or 113.00000 to 100.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Albian113.0 - 100.5Australia (New South Wales) Kollikodon ritchiei (type locality: 95861)