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Paenepetenyia zhudingi

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Paenepetenyia zhudingi was named by Storch (1995). Its type specimen is IVPP V12125, a mandible (sin with m1-m3), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Ertemte 2, which is in a Miocene lacustrine horizon in China. It is the type species of Paenepetenyia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Paenepetenyia zhudingi Storch p. 231

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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
genusPaenepetenyia
specieszhudingi

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 1995Large-sized. 5 upper antemolars in front of P4; I sup. not fissident; i inf. slender and bicuspulate; a1 elongate, double-cusped, and with posterolingual basin; parastyle on P4 not conspicuously protruding anteriorly and protocone located rather close to paracone. p4 elongate, two-cusped, and with large posterolingual basin; M1-2 with distinct posterior emargination, rather expanded and concave hypoconal flange, well-developed protocone, and metaloph absent in most of the specimens, short in the remainder; M1 with continuous endoloph; m1-2 with strong and high entoconid and entocristid, entoconid close to metaconid, and with broad ectocingulid; m1 with evenly convex (not rectangular) anterolabial outline and short talonid; m3 talonid greatly reduced; lower articular facet of massive condyloid process situated rather anteriorly and interarticular area broad; internal temporal fossa subdivided by strong limula; coronoid process rather small; one mandibular foramen.