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Mongolestes

Mammalia - Acreodi - Mesonychidae

Taxonomy
Mongolestes was named by Szalay and Gould (1966). It is not extant.

It was assigned to Mesonychinae by Zhou et al. (1995); and to Mesonychidae by Carroll (1988), McKenna and Bell (1997) and Gingerich (1998).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Mongolestes Szalay and Gould
1988Mongolestes Carroll
1995Mongolestes Zhou et al. p. 397
1997Mongolestes McKenna and Bell p. 368
1998Mongolestes Gingerich p. 427 figs. FIgure 1

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderAcreodiMatthew 1909
Mesonychia
familyMesonychidae
subfamilyMesonychinaeCope 1880
genusMongolestesSzalay and Gould 1966

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