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Muscardinus

Mammalia - Rodentia - Gliridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Muscardinus Kaup
1943Pentaglis Kretzoi
1966Eomuscardinus Hartenberger
1995Muscardinus Daams and De Bruijn p. 9
1997Muscardinus Kowalski
1997Eomuscardinus McKenna and Bell
1997Muscardinus McKenna and Bell
1997Pentaglis 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
subfamilyGlirinaeThomas 1897
genusMuscardinusKaup 1829

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 1995P4 very small indeed. M1 conspicuously larger than M2, with five well-developcd ridges, the depressions between them very broad; the ridges oblique, the tooth lengthened: M2 with seven transverse ridges, the depressions between them narrow; M3 like M2 but smaller, with ridges less developed. P4 usually with two ridges.
In the lower cheekteeth thcrc are six ridges extending across each tooth cxcept the much reduced premolar; the lower first molar is less enlarged than the upper first molar, and its ridges less oblique. (from Ellerman (1941) dental characteristics only)