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Paranourosorex gigas

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Paranourosorex gigas was named by Rzebik-Kowalska (1975). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Podlesice, which is in a MN 14 cave breccia in Poland.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1975Paranourosorex gigas Rzebik-Kowalska
1996Paranourosorex gigas Storch and Zazhigin p. 265

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Eulipotyphla
suborderSoricomorphaGregory 1910
familySoricidaeFischer 1814
subfamilySoricinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
tribeAnourosoriciniAnderson 1879
genusParanourosorexRzebik-Kowalska 1975
speciesgigasRzebik-Kowalska 1975

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 and V.S. Zazhigin 1996Largest species of the genus. p4 markedly bulbous, single-cusped, its posterolingual basin strongly reduced. Hypolophid of m1 fused with entoconid, enctonid crest not separated from the psoterior face of the metaconidd by a distinct notch, and paracristid very strong and high. m3 strongly reduced, with minute talonid. Lower incisor apically hooked, its cutting edge and posterior crown segment of subequal length. M1 with weak posterior emargination. P3 and M1 with expanded hypoconal flange. Dentition rather bulbous. Coronoid spicule long, prominent, and slanting; external temporal fossa distinct and well-excavated. Internal temporal fossa very small, limula and internal temporal fossa above limula absent. Pterygoid spicule prominent, external pterygoid fossa large, and lower articular facet of the condyle situated far anteriorly. Mental foramen opens into large depression on the horizontal ramus.