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Laolestes goodrichi

Mammalia - Dryolestidae

Taxonomy
Melanodon goodrichi was named by Simpson (1929). Its type specimen is YPM 13738, a maxilla (part of right maxilla with M3-5), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

It was recombined as Laolestes goodrichi by Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Melanodon goodrichi Simpson
1963Melanodon goodrichi Clemens p. 62
1979Melanodon goodrichi Kraus p. 164
1981Melanodon goodrichi Prothero pp. 290-291
2004Laolestes goodrichi Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 380, 385

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes()
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
superorderDryolestoidea(Butler 1939)
familyDryolestidaeMarsh 1879
genusLaolestesSimpson 1927
speciesgoodrichi()

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.

Laolestes goodrichi Simpson 1929
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialuc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 19:53:51
Modified: 2005-09-07 19:44:02
Source: c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Carroll 1988, Luo et al. 2003, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Tithonian or 152.10000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) Melanodon goodrichi (type locality: 12816)
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) Melanodon goodrichi (39426)