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Microtus miguelensis

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Microtus miguelensis was named by Guthrie (1998). Its type specimen is SBMNH 191, a mandible (jaw fragment with M/1), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is San Miguel Island V-10, which is in a Pleistocene eolian horizon in California.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Microtus miguelensis Guthrie p. 191 figs. Figure 1

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyArvicolinae
tribeArvicoliniGiebel 1855
genusMicrotusSchrank 1798
speciesmiguelensis

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
D. A. Guthrie 1998This species is larger than any living Microtus, with the possible exception of M. richardsoni.