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Eomaia

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Taxonomy
Eomaia was named by Ji et al. (2002) [Family incertae sedis]. It is not extant. Its type is Eomaia scansoria.

It was assigned to Eutheria by Wang et al. (2006); to Eutheria by Ji et al. (2002), Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004) and Zhou and Wang (2010); and to Eutheria by Bi et al. (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Eomaia Ji et al. p. 816
2004Eomaia Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 494-497 figs. 13.8A, 13.9, 13.10, 13.17A, 13.19G
2006Eomaia Wang et al.
2010Eomaia Zhou and Wang
2018Eomaia Bi et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
genusEomaia

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 30 gs
Minimum body mass: 30 gs
Body mass estimate: 30 g
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialg
Diet: insectivoreg
Comments: scansorial based on phalangeal morphology (Luo et al. 2003); clearly insectivorous based on very small body size (about 25 to 40 g) and dentitiong
Created: 2011-04-22 22:06:57
Modified: 2011-04-24 08:15:39
Source: s = species, g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Barremian or 129.40000 to 125.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Barremian129.4 - 125.0China (Liaoning) E. scansoria (13937)