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Baiomys (pygmy mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Baiomys True
1980Baiomys Kurten and Anderson p. 247
1992Baiomys Carranza-Castañeda and Walton p. 79
1997Baiomys McKenna and Bell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
genusBaiomys

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
F. W. True 1894Ascending ramus of mandible short and erect. Condyle terminal. Coronoid process well developed, uncinate, and near the condyle. Size very small, tail short. Plantar tubercles, six. Soles hairy. With Vesperimus and Onychomys, this subgenus will form one section of the genus Sitomys. it is closerly allied to the former than to the latter. In Vesperimus, the nearest ally is S. (Vesperimus) michiganensis, which has many of the characteristics of S. taylori, but so far as regards the skull is typical of the subgenus to which it belongs.