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Mongolodus

Protoconodonta -

Taxonomy
Mongolodus was named by Missarzhevsky (1977) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Boto-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1006]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Protoconodontida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Protoconodonta by Parkhaev and Demidenko (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1977Mongolodus Missarzhevsky
1981Maldeotaia Singh and Shukla
2002Maldeotaia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Mongolodus Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Mongolodus Parkhaev and Demidenko p. 929

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
RankNameAuthor
Scalidophora
phylumChaetognathaLeuckart 1854
classProtoconodontaLanding 1995
genusMongolodusMissarzhevsky 1977

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
P. Y. Parkhaev and Y. Demidenko 2010"Bilaterally symmetrical, widely conical flattened elements with bent convex tooth and elongated, expanded base. Anterior side of element narrow, rounded convex. Posterior side narrow, arched. Lateral sides wide and flattened, concave or slightly convex. Basal cavity deep. Angle of tooth inclination varies greatly. Tooth cross-section circular or oval. Base cross-section oval, pyriform or drop-like. External surface smooth or with longitudinal striae. Chemical composition of elements calcium phosphate."