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Macrocranion

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1949Aculeodens Weitzel
1949Macrocranion Weitzel
1964Dormaalius Quinet
1967Dormaalius Van Valen
1967Macrocranion Van Valen
1985Dormaalius Novacek et al. p. 4
1985Macrocranion Novacek et al. p. 4
1988Dormaalius Carroll
1995Macrocranion Smith and Smith
2002Macrocranion Smith et al. p. 374
2012Macrocranion Hooker and Russell
2012Macrocranion Rose et al.

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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
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
Afroinsectivora
orderMacroscelideaButler 1956
familyAmphilemuridaeHill 1953
genusMacrocranionWeitzel 1949

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: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: insectivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 14:05:41
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:05:41
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Lostcabinian to the top of the Duchesnean or 55.80000 to 37.20000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 50.3 Ma

Collections (51 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Thanetian - Early/Lower Eocene59.2 - 48.6France (Marne) M. nitens (133367)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Oise) M. sp. (68174)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France M. vandebroeki (182667)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Belgium (West Flanders) M. nitens (68430)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Marne) M. nitens (35533 35535)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) M. sp. (38868 133368)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Île-de-France) M. nitens (68437)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Belgium (Hainaut) M. vandebroeki (87947)
Lostcabinian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) M. nitens (15930 16073) M. sp. (15917)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Wyoming) Entomolestes nitens (15912 15964) M. junnei (15759) M. nitens (15472 15491 15510 15512 15514 15520 15551 15552 15555 15558 15574 15576 15937) M. sp. (15458)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (Colorado) Entomolestes nitens (15450 15480 15485 15660 15725 15845 15865 15887) M. nitens (15225)
Wasatchian55.8 - 50.3USA (New Mexico) M. sp. (15446 15448) Scenopagus nitens (15453)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6Belgium (Brabant) M. germonpreae, M. vandebroeki (35531)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6USA (Wyoming) M. junnei (80580 154251 154253 154254)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) M. sp. (16203 16499)
Uintan46.2 - 40.4USA (Wyoming) M. robinsoni (16517)
Duchesnean40.4 - 37.2USA (Wyoming) Nyctitherium robinsoni (16826)