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Kowalskia zhengi

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Kowalskia zhengi was named by Qiu and Storch (2000). Its type specimen is IVPP V11917, a maxilla (sin. with M1, M2), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Bilike, which is in a Pliocene lacustrine horizon in China.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Kowalskia zhengi Qiu and Storch p. 193

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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
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyCricetinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
genusKowalskiaSchaub 1934
specieszhengi

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
Z. Qiu and G. Storch 2000Small Kowalskia species close to K. polonicus and K. neimengensis in size, but differs from K. polonica in the presence of a metaloph II on M1-2, and from K. neimengensis in having four-rooted M1 with more reduced labial spur of the anterolophule and lower frequency of the metaloph II.