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Taatsiinia hoeckorum

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Taatsiinia hoeckorum was named by Ziegler et al. (2007). Its type specimen is NHMW 2006z0036/0001, a tooth (M1 sup. dext.), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Taatsiin Gol, right side, section TGR-B, layer 1, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial mudstone in the Hsanda Gol Formation of Mongolia. It is the type species of Taatsiinia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Taatsiinia hoeckorum Ziegler et al. p. 123 figs. Fig. 19/2

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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
familySoricidaeFischer 1814
subfamilyCrocidosoricinae
genusTaatsiinia
specieshoeckorum

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
R. Ziegler et al. 2007Crocidosoricine soricid with upper M1-2 with a considerable distal emargination and a short but strong mesio-lingual cingulum. M1 with a rounded, M2 with a ridge-like hypocone. Root of upper incisor without longitudinal lingual groove. In m1-2 the labial edge of the protoconid is confluent with the disto-labial cingulid.
Mandible with 4 alveoli for 4 one-rooted (?) lower antemolars in front of p4 and the foramen mentale below the mesial root of p4.