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Thaptomys

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Thaptomys was named by Thomas (1916). It is extant.

It was assigned to Muridae by Thomas (1916); and to Akodontini by D'Elía (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Thaptomys Thomas p. 339
2003Thaptomys D'Elía p. 315

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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
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilySigmodontinaeWagner 1843
Oryzomyalia
tribeAkodontiniVorontzov 1959
genusThaptomys

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
O. Thomas 1916Skull strongly built; interorbital region very broad, with squared edges. Zygomatic plate scarcely projected forwards. Palatal foramina smallest in the group, narrow, scarcely reaching the level of m1 inf. Bullae small. First molar with anterior notch. Genotype T. subterraneus (Hesperomys subterraneus, Hens.)