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Zaraalestes

Mammalia - Changlelestidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Zaraalestes Storch and Dashzeveg p. 438
2003Zaraalestes Lopatin
2007Zaraalestes Ziegler et al.

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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
Laurasiatheria
Eulipotyphla
suborderSoricomorphaGregory 1910
familyChanglelestidae
subfamilyTupaiodontinaeButler 1988
genusZaraalestes

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 and D. Dashzeveg 1997P4-M2 distinctly expanded transversely. Pp4 relatively small. P3 iwth anteroposteriorly short lingual lobe. Hypocone on P4 -M2 small and conical, no posterolabial ridge on P4 hypocone. Postmetaconule crest on M1-2 short, not reaching postcingulum. (Diagnosis of upper dentition based only on Z. russelli). p1 lacking. p2 single-rooted. Paraconid of p4 protruding anteriorly, high, and pointed. Slight reduction in size from m1 to m3. m1-3 with well-developed labial cingulid along protoconid and hypoflexid. Metaconid and entoconid of m2-3 not canted strongly lingually.