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Yanshuella

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Yanshuella Storch and Qiu p. 111

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderLipotyphlaHaeckel 1866
familyTalpidae(Fischer de Waldheim 1817)
subfamilyTalpinaeFisher von Waldheim 1817
tribeScalopiniDobson 1883
genusYanshuella

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
G. Storch and Z. Qiu 1983Small mole. Dental formula I3/3, C1/1, P?3/3, M3/3, I1 distincly enlarged; C1 single-rooted and not enlarged; p2 relatively small. Lower antemolars anterior to p4 single-rooted. Metastylids of lower molars lacking. Mesostyles of M2 and M3 weakly to moderately cleft; mesostyles of M1 anteroposteriorly elongate and undivided or with some faint suggestions of a division. Crista obliqua of m2 and m3 extending to the middle of the protocristid. Protoconules of upper molars weak to missing. P4 with distinct protocone, and its paracone inflated anteriorly. p4 with wide talonid heel, metaconid small to lacking, and protoconid inflated. Relatively strong development of cingula. Antemolar region of the mandible relatively short and tapered, anterior teeth procumbent; anterior border of the coronid process straight and at right angles to the horizontal ramus. Humerus, ulna and radius moderately specialized fossorially; teres tubercle of the humerus short lingitudinally, caput humeri directed mediodistally, and 'scalopine-ridge' prominent.