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Gnomomys

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Gnomomys was named by Wilson (1968). It is not extant. Its type is Gnomomys saltus.

It was synonymized subjectively with Copemys by McKenna and Bell (1997); it was synonymized subjectively with Tregomys by Voorhies (1990), Dalquest et al. (1996) and Korth (1998).

It was assigned to Cricetidae by Wilson (1968).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Gnomomys Wilson p. 120 figs. fig. 17a-c

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

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
R. L. Wilson 1968A very small cricetid with simple bulbous and moderately high cusped teeth; anterior bases of metaconid and protoconid opposite
on MI; anteroconid a simple medial cusp with cingula subequal in length; anteroconid joins protoconid by low narrow mure; lower
jaw small with masseteric crests terminating as distinct knob high on jaw below anterior root of m2 ; mental foramen relatively large and on the labial side of the diastema.