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Allorattus engesseri

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Taxonomy
Allorattus engesseri was named by Qiu and Storch (2000). Its type specimen is IVPP V11935, a tooth (M1 sup. dext.), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Bilike, which is in a Pliocene lacustrine horizon in China. It is the type species of Allorattus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2000Allorattus engesseri Qiu and Storch p. 201

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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
Eumuroida
familyMuridaeIlliger 1811
genusAllorattus
speciesengesseri

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 2000Rather large-sized murid. On M1 and M2, t7 strong and t9 usually lacking or highly reduced (unique trait among murids). On M2, t3 vestigial and on M3 lacking. Molar cusps fused to distinctly confluent transversal rows. M1 and M2 five-rooted, m1 four-rooted. On lower molars, tma tiny and labial accessory cusps or cingulids lacking except for c1 (fused with hypoconid).