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Sorex minutoides

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Sorex minutoides was named by Storch (1995). Its type specimen is IVPP V12113, a mandible (dext. with m1), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Ertemte 2, which is in a Miocene lacustrine horizon in China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Sorex minutoides Storch

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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
Laurasiatheria
Eulipotyphla
suborderSoricomorphaGregory 1910
familySoricidaeFischer 1814
subfamilySoricinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
tribeSoriciniFischer von Waldheim 1817
genusSorex
speciesminutoides

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 1995Very small=-sized species. Mental foramen located beneath p4-m1 boundary. The postmandibular foramen is present. Mandibular condyle very small, with slender dorsal facet and short and slender interarticular area. P4 with cuspidate hypocone. Upper incisor fissident. Lower incisor short and rather robust, with sharp cusps.