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Sorex ertemteensis

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Sorex ertemteensis was named by Storch (1995). Its type specimen is IVPP V12116, a tooth (P4 sup. dext), 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 ertemteensis 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
speciesertemteensis

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 1995Middle-sized species. Posterior face of P4 paracone with marked vertical groove. M1-2 with well developed paraloph and metaloph. Apex of a1 very close to the anterior edge of p4. Upper incisor fissident, lower incisor with conspicuous labial cingulid. Lower molars with high and sharp cusps and ridges, their labial cingulids straight or faintly undulate. The postmandibular foramen is absent, the mental foramen located beneath the m1 protoconid. Articular condyle slender with short interarticular area. Coronoid process high and slender.