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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.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: omnivoref
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-08-22 18:40:24
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Miocene to the top of the Early/Lower Pliocene or 11.60800 to 3.60000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333China (Nei Mongol) Sorex minutoides (type locality: 68591)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6China (Nei Mongol) Sorex minutoides (68592 75300)