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Cokia kowalskae

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Cokia kowalskae was named by Storch (1995). Its type specimen is IVPP V12132, a tooth (P4 sup. sin.), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Ertemte 2, which is in a Miocene lacustrine horizon in China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Cokia kowalskae Storch p. 233 figs. Pl. 5, fig. 87

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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
genusCokia
specieskowalskae

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. Storch 1995P4 with subtriangular occlusal outline and small hypoconal flange; protocone very strong and ridge-like, with a high, sloping lingual face. m1 and m2 of subequal size. Mental foramen placed somewhat more posteriorly, below posterior edge of m1. Alveolus of i inf. extending further posteriorly, beneath hypocone of m1.