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Eucricetodon

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Eucricetodon Thaler
1971Eucricetodon Mein and Freudenthal p. 4
1972Eucricetodon Vianey-Liaud
1980Eucricetodon Li and Qiu
1991Eucricetodon Wang and Wang
1994Eucricetodon Freudenthal p. 2
2003Eucricetodon de Bruijn et al. p. 66
2010Eucricetodon Gomes Rodrigues et al.
2013Eucricetodon Maridet and Ni
2014Eucricetodon Vianey-Liaud et al. p. 597

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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
subfamilyEucricetodontinae
genusEucricetodonThaler 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
ReferenceDiagnosis
H. de Bruijn et al. 2003Small to large cricetids, dentition with rather bunodont cusps. Mandible transversally inclined with respect to the occlusal surface, diasteme concave with steep posterior border. Maxilla with short foramen incisivum, not – or only slightly – entering between the M1. Lower molars: m3 smaller than m1. Posterior part of m3 generally reduced. Protoconid hind arm in m1 and m3 frequently present, in m1 it may be connected to the metaconid. Anterior metalophulid in m1 frequently present. Posterolophid of m1 often forms a wide curve. In m2 and m3 the metalophulid is generally placed far forward, and the anterosinusid reduced. Upper molars: Lingual border of M1 straight or convex, forming an angle of less than 90º with the posterior border. The prelobe of M1 may be set off from the rest of the molar, but more frequently the lingual border between anterocone and protocone is smooth.