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Democricetodontinae

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Democricetodontini was named by Lindsay (1987). It is not extant. It was considered paraphyletic by Lindsay (1987).

It was reranked as the subfamily Democricetodontinae by Theocharopoulos (2000).

It was assigned to Cricetidae by Lindsay (1987) and Theocharopoulos (2000).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Democricetodontini Lindsay
2000Democricetodontinae Theocharopoulos

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyDemocricetodontinae()
subfamilyDemocricetodontinae()

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
E. H. Lindsay 1987Democricetodonts are characterized by m1 having a wide and weakly bilobed anterocone (medial lobe much smaller than labial lobe); upper molars commonly have more than one loph directed and frequently joining the opposing cusp; posterior molars are slightly reduced in size esecially in the lower dentition. In addition, the longitudinal crest (mure) is very persistent and the mesoloph (mesolophid) is commonly present by short in all molars.