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Euronyctia belgica

Mammalia - Nyctitheriidae

Taxonomy
Euronyctia belgica was named by Smith (2006). Its type specimen is IRSNB M 1914, a mandible (dext. with p4, m2), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Boutersem TGV, which is in a MP 21 fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Borgloon Formation of Belgium.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2006Euronyctia belgica Smith p. 231 figs. Fig. 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
familyNyctitheriidaeSimpson 1928
subfamilyNyctitheriinaeSimpson 1928
genusEuronyctiaSigé 1997
speciesbelgica

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. Smith 2006Euronyctia de taille proche de celle de E. tobieni, aux molaires supérieures et inférieures nettement dilambdodontes. Présence d’un mésostyle et d’un précingulum ténu. Talons des P4, M1,M2 très arges, de forme arrondie pourvus d’un hypocône bien marqué. Postcingulide et cingulide antéro-labial bien développés. Présence d’une encoche sur la crête oblique (à l’emplacement d’un mésoconide). Angle formé par le bord lingual et le bord postérieur de m1 et m2, au niveau de
l’entoconide, proche de 90°.