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Mongolopala tathue

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Taxonomy
Mongolopala tathue was named by Ziegler et al. (2007). Its type specimen is NHMW 2006z0055/0001, a maxilla (dext. with M1-M3), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Tatal Gol, section TAT-D, layer 1, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial mudstone in the Hsanda Gol Formation of Mongolia. It is the type species of Mongolopala.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Mongolopala tathue Ziegler et al. p. 144

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderLipotyphlaHaeckel 1866
familyTalpidae(Fischer de Waldheim 1817)
genusMongolopala
speciestathue

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. Ziegler et al. 2007Mandible with distal foramen mentale below hypoflexid of m1. Lower molars with crista obliqua ascending relatively high but ending well below tip of metaconid, with a relatively wide lingual talonid opening, and with discontinuous labial cingulids. Upper molars with weakly divided mesostyle, weak or lacking distal cingulum, well-developed protoconule and less individualized metaconule. Lingual cusps with an extensive lingual slope and a common completely rounded lingual basis without any emarginations or prominences. M2 with short post-metacone-crest.