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Phascolestes mustelula

Mammalia - Dryolestidae

Taxonomy
Amblotherium mustelula was named by Owen (1871). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mammal Bed, Durlston Bay (DB83), which is in a Berriasian marine horizon in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Phascolestes.

It was recombined as Phascolestes mustelula by Owen (1871), Simpson (1928) and Kraus (1979); it was misspelled as Phascolestes mustelulus by Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Phascolestes mustelula Owen
1871Amblotherium mustelula Owen p. 31 figs. Pl. 2, fig. 2
1871Phascolestes longirostris Owen p. 35
1928Phascolestes mustelula Simpson p. 143 figs. Pl. 11, figs 4-6
1979Phascolestes mustelula Kraus p. 164
2004Phascolestes mustelulus Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 380, 387

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
superorderDryolestoidea(Butler 1939)
familyDryolestidaeMarsh 1879
genusPhascolestes
speciesmustelula()

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
No diagnoses are available