Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Pseudomeriones latidens

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Taxonomy
Pseudomeriones latidens was named by Sen (2001). Its type specimen is MNHN MOL-65, a tooth (m1 inf. sin.), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Molayan, which is in a Turolian fluvial claystone in the Khurdkabul Formation of Afghanistan.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2001Pseudomeriones latidens Sen p. 924 figs. fig. 6h

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
Eumuroida
familyMuridaeIlliger 1811
subfamilyGerbillinae()
genusPseudomerionesSchaub 1934
specieslatidens

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
S. Sen 2001Molars low crowned. Upper molars, especially M1, are wide. M2 has a deep lingual sinus that curves backwards, three roots and a small anteroloph that is better preserved on the unworn specimens. On m1, the anteroconid has a strong labial arm that reaches the base of the protoconid, m1 and m2 have a strong posterolophid, and the protocinusid is deep on m2, isolating a strong anterolabial cusp. A labial anterolophid is still preseved on m3.