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Pseudocricetodontinae

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Pseudocricetodontinae Engesser
1994Pseudocricetodontinae Freudenthal et al. p. 60
2003Pseudocricetodontinae de Bruijn et al. p. 61
2013Pseudocricetodontinae Maridet and Ni

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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
subfamilyPseudocricetodontinaeEngesser 1987
subfamilyPseudocricetodontinaeEngesser 1987

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 Oligocene and Lower Miocene cricetids with rather lophodont molars. M1 with large prelobe, straight or concave labial edge, and with long anterior arm of protocone. M2 with double protolophule. m1 mostly with a strong ridge descending from the metaconid, along the border of the tooth, into the mesosinusid, without reaching the entoconid. In the m1 the mesolophid is frequently double, m1 and m2 nearly always without the posterior arm of the hypoconid. Mandible transversely inclined with respect to the occlusal surface, diasteme concave.