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Crusafontia cuencana

Mammalia - Dryolestida

Taxonomy
Crusafontia cuencana was named by Henkel and Krebs (1969). Its type specimen is "Uña 2", a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Uña, which is in a Barremian alluvial fan limestone/lignite in the La Huérguina Formation of Spain. It is the type species of Crusafontia.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1969Crusafontia cuencana Henkel and Krebs pp. 452-461 figs. 1-2
1979Crusafontia cuencana Kraus p. 164
1996Pocamus pepelui Canudo and Cuenca-Bescós pp. 222-225 figs. 4.1-4.6
2004Crusafontia cuencana Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 380, 383-384

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
superorderDryolestoidea(Butler 1939)
orderDryolestidaProthero 1981
genusCrusafontia
speciescuencana

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. I. Canudo and G. Cuenca-Bescós 1996 (Pocamus pepelui)A high paracone dominates the crown , and is located antero-lingually. The second main cusp , identified as a metacone , is lower , smaller , and located in the distal end of the tooth . On the lingual side of both cusps, a ridge runs from the tip of the paracone to the tip of the metacone , and in between is a distinct, oval-shaped shearing surface that resembles a shearing surface of a third cusp (an incipient protocone?) . On the antero-labial slope of the paracone there is a small, eight-shaped cusp , the parastyle .