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Martinogale faulli

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Martinogale faulli was named by Wang et al. (2005). Its type specimen is LACM 56230, a skull, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Powerline Road Tom Quarry, which is in a Miocene terrestrial mudstone in the Dove Spring Formation of California.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Martinogale faulli Wang et al. p. 938 figs. 1 - 5

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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
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyMelinaeBurmeister 1872
tribeMephitini(Bonaparte 1845)
genusMartinogale
speciesfaulli

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
X. Wang et al. 2005Martinogale faulli differs from M. alveodens in its smaller size, lower p4 crown, narrower premolars, less well- developed anterior and posterior cingular cusps on p4, less well- developed ridge on posterior face of m1 protoconid, and absence of a shallow notch between entoconid and metaconid of m1.