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Chunnelodon alopekodes

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Taxonomy
Chunnelodon alopekodes was named by Ensom and Sigogneau-Russell (1998). Its type specimen is DORCM GS 378, a tooth (left lower molar), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sunnydown Farm Quarry (clay: upper horizon; equivalent to DB 102/103 ), which is in a Berriasian lacustrine - small limestone/claystone in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Chunnelodon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Chunnelodon alopekodes Ensom and Sigogneau-Russell pp. 41-43 figs. 7-9
2004Chunnelodon alopekodes Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 380, 395

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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
Zatheria
genusChunnelodon
speciesalopekodes

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
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: Luo et al. 2003, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Middle Berriasian or 145.00000 to 140.20000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Berriasian145.0 - 140.2United Kingdom (England) Chunnelodon alopekodes (type locality: 28401)