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Prospermophilus

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Prospermophilus Qiu and Storch p. 184

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilySciuroidea
familySciuridae
genusProspermophilus

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
Z. Qiu and G. Storch 2000Dentition low-crowned, with low trigonids and lophs. On upper molars, protocone slightly pointed, metaloph constricted at or disconnected from protocone, metaconule prominent; on lower molars, entoconid indistinct or incorporated into posterolophid, entoconid corner rounded, buccal valleys deep and narrow and curving posteriorly, no mesoconid or anteroconid.