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Scrotifera

Mammalia -

Taxonomy
Scrotifera was named by Waddell et al. (1999). It is extant.

It was assigned to Laurasiatheria by Waddell et al. (1999) and Asher and Helgen (2010).

Sister taxa
Euungulata (syn. Eparctocyona), Ferae (syn. Ostentoria), Fereuungulata

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Scrotifera Waddell et al. p. cover
2010Scrotifera Asher and Helgen p. 3 figs. Figure 1

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

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: 300 kgs
Minimum body mass: 10 kgs
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialsubc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 20:43:42
Modified: 2005-09-06 22:44:32
Source: s = species, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Martin 1990, Luo et al. 2003, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Lancian to the top of the Holocene or 70.60000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 66.0 Ma

Collections (5336 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Cimolestes magnus (45144)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Alberta) Cimolestes magnus (14630 14633 14635 14637)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Cimolestes magnus (14516 14532)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Saskatchewan) Cimolestes magnus (14558)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Cimolestes magnus (14519 14598)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3Canada (Saskatchewan) Carnivora indet., Ravenictis krausei (14768)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Texas) Bryanictis sp. (14829) Protictis sp. (14887)
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7China (Anhui) Pappictidops orientalis (132943 146556)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guang-dong (Kwantung)) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (176607)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (140273)
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0Mongolia (South Gobi Aimag) Carnivora indet. (137861)
To363.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Protictis sp., Simpsonictis jaynanneae (14894)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Didymictis haydenianus (14919 14920 14923) Didymictis microlestes (14917) Didymictis microlestes, Didymictis haydenianus (14913) Ictidopappus mustelinus, Protictis haydenianus, Protictis microlestes, Protictis tenuis, Bryanictis vanvaleni (14906)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Utah) Protictis haydenianus (14830)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Bryanictis microlestes (143200) Creodonta indet., Simpsonictis jaynanneae (14828) Protictis sp. (14822)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (New Mexico) Bryanictis paulus, Didymictis sp. a, Didymictis sp. b (14816) Didymictis haydenianus (14819 14873) Escavadodon zygus, Protictis haydenianus (14835) Protictis haydenianus (14812 14815 14824 14832 14862) Protictis haydenianus, Protictis sp. (14865) Protictis haydenianus, Protictis vanvaleni (14833 14893) Protictis sp. (14868) Protictis vanvaleni (14825)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Wyoming) Bryanictis microlestes, Protictis haydenianus, Simpsonictis tenuis, Protictis sp. (14912) Protictis haydenianus, Protictis microlestes (14896) Protictis haydenianus, Simpsonictis jaynanneae, Bryanictis vanvaleni (14886) Protictis microlestes (14899 14900 14901 14904 14905) Protictis sp., Protictis microlestes (14897 14898)
Torrejonian - Tiffanian63.3 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Intyrictis vanvaleni (14853)
Middle Paleocene61.7 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Ernanodon sp. (123483)
Ti161.7 - 56.8Canada (Alberta) Creodonta indet., Pristinictis connata, Simpsonictis pegus, Simpsonictis tenuis (14939)