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Zhelestinae

Mammalia - Kennalestidae

Taxonomy
Zhelestinae was named by Nessov (1985). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Archibald and Averianov (2012).

It was assigned to Kennalestidae by Nessov (1985); and to Zhelestidae by Archibald and Averianov (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Zhelestinae Nessov p. 15
2012Zhelestinae Archibald and Averianov pp. 362-363

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Asioryctitheria
familyKennalestidae
subfamilyZhelestinae
subfamilyZhelestinae

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
J. D. Archibald and A. Averianov 2012The monophyly of Zhelestinae is supported by the following unambiguous synapomorphies: M1 parastylar lobe anterior to paracone; M2 metastylar lobe more labial than parastylar lobe; mandibular symphysis extends to p3 or more posteriorly (reversed in Parazhelestes); Meckelian groove absent (unknown for Aspanlestes); p5 metaconid separate (unknown for Eoungulatum); p5 lingual cingulid is absent.