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Creodonta (creodont)

Mammalia - Creodonta

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1875Creodonta Cope p. 3
1889Creodonta Cope p. 876
1891Creodonta Cope p. 6
1891Creodonta Flower and Lydekker p. 91
1897Creodonta Ameghino p. 501
1908Creodonta Lambe
1910Creodonta Gregory p. 465
1940Creodonta Pilgrim p. 148
1958Creodonta Dehm and Oettingen-Spielberg p. 11
1965Creodonta Savage p. 243
1975Creodonta McKenna p. 42
1988Creodonta Carroll
1998Creodonta Gunnell
2006Creodonta Lopatin
2009Creodonta Bajpai et al. p. 103
2009Creodonta Spaulding et al. p. 5 figs. Figure 2

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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
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
orderCreodonta()
orderCreodonta()

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
R. J. G. Savage 1965Creodonta with teeth primitive, tritubercular, varying towards sectorial or bunodont. No carnassials or specialised shearing teeth. Premolars mostly simple, acute, an inner cusp on P4 sometimes on P3 and P4 canines large,
acute, incisors small. Skull moderately long, brain-case small, sagittal and occipital crestsstrong,occiputnarrowandhigh,tympanicbullanotossified, [afterMatthew 1937]-