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Dryomys

Mammalia - Rodentia - Gliridae

Taxonomy
Dryomys was named by Thomas (1906). It is extant. Its type is Dryomys nitedula. It is the type genus of Dryomyinae.

It was assigned to Dryomyinae by Daams and De Bruijn (1995); and to Gliridae by McKenna and Bell (1997).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1906Dryomys Thomas
1975Afrodryomys Jaeger
1995Dryomys Daams and De Bruijn p. 9
1997Dryomys McKenna and Bell

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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
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
familyGliridaeMuirhead 1819
subfamilyDryomyinaede Bruijn 1967
genusDryomysThomas 1906

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. Daams and H. De Bruijn 1995Very closely related to Eliomys; upper cheek teeth less concave; the main cusps arranged as in Eliomys; five main transverse ridges in upper teeth, the main central depression with quite a well-marked ridge, this vestigal in Eliomys; premolar more reduced, not strongly cuspidate. Lower molars with four main ridges, and three rudimentary ones between them. Premolar reduced and simple. (from Ellerman (1941), dental characteristics only.)