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Cricetomyinae

Mammalia - Rodentia - Nesomyidae

Taxonomy
Cricetomyidae was named as a family. It is extant.

It was reranked as the subfamily Cricetomyinae by Steppan et al. (2004).

It was assigned to Nesomyidae by Steppan et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2004Cricetomyinae Steppan et al. p. 547

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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
Eumuroida
familyNesomyidae
subfamilyCricetomyinae
subfamilyCricetomyinae

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 14:04:46
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:04:46
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Pleistocene to the top of the Holocene or 2.58800 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 0.0117 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Kenya Cricetomys sp. (22272)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Congo-Kinshasa Cricetomys sp. (22074)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Cote D'Ivoire Cricetomys gambianus (21692)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Congo-Kinshasa Cricetomys sp. (22073)