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Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae
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.
|Z. J. Tseng et al. 2009||large mustelid, with very prominent sagittal crest similar to older individuals of the eurasian badger (Meles Boddaert 1785); infraorbital foramina small, immediately above posterior root of P3 as in most basal mustelines; upper tooth formula 3/1/3/1/; i3 unenlarged, as in basal muste- lines; P2-3 slender and simple, without accessory cusps; P4 protocone posteriorly offset from parastyle crest, slightly an- terior in position to paracone, similar to Martes Frisch 1775; carnassial notch absent as in all neomustelids, P4 paracone very robust, labially and lingually inflated, invading the proto- cone space; P4 hypoconal crest absent as in basal mustelines; M1 triangular in occlusal view, with well-formed, straight lingual cingulum; posterior cingulum slightly expanded, M1 labial roots close together or fused, intermediate between the morphology observed in basal mustelines and lutrines.|