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Biretia megalopsis

Mammalia - Primates - Parapithecidae

Taxonomy
Biretia megalopsis was named by Seiffert et al. (2005). Its type specimen is CGM 83661, a mandible (partial mandible with m2 and m3), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Birket Qarun Locality 2, which is in a Priabonian channel sandstone in the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Biretia megalopsis Seiffert et al. p. 303

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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()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
EuprimatesHoffstetter 1978
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
suborderAnthropoideaMivart 1864
infraorderParapithecoidea(Schlosser 1911)
familyParapithecidaeSchlosser 1911
genusBiretia
speciesmegalopsis

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