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Ptilodontoidea

Mammalia - Multituberculata

Taxonomy
Ptilodontoidea was named by Sloan and Van Valen (1965) [name based on Ptilodontidae Simpson 1927]. It is not extant. Its type is Ptilodontidae. It was considered monophyletic by Kielan-Jaworowska and Hurum (2001).

It was reranked as the unranked clade Ptilodontoidea by McKenna (1975); it was reranked as the superfamily Ptilodontoidea by Kielan-Jaworowska and Hurum (2001), Scott et al. (2002) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

It was assigned to Multituberculata by Sloan and Van Valen (1965), Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska (1979), Lillegraven and McKenna (1986) and McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Cimolodonta by McKenna (1975), Kielan-Jaworowska and Hurum (2001), Scott et al. (2002) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Ptilodontoidea Sloan and Van Valen p. 221
1975Ptilodontoidea McKenna p. 40
1979Ptilodontoidea Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska p. 101
1986Ptilodontoidea Lillegraven and McKenna p. 17
1997Ptilodontoidea McKenna and Bell
2001Ptilodontoidea Kielan-Jaworowska and Hurum p. 418
2002Ptilodontoidea Scott et al. p. 692
2004Ptilodontoidea Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 255, 333

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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
Allotheria()
orderMultituberculataCope 1884
suborderCimolodonta()
superfamilyPtilodontoidea()
superfamilyPtilodontoidea()

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