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Carnivoraformes

Mammalia -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2016Carnivoraformes Solé et al.

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.

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
Maximum body mass: 300 kgs
Minimum body mass: 10 kgs
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialsubc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 20:43:42
Modified: 2005-09-06 22:44:32
Source: s = species, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Martin 1990, Luo et al. 2003, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Puercan to the top of the Holocene or 66.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 63.3 Ma

Collections (4801 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Texas) Protictis sp. (14887)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3Canada (Saskatchewan) Carnivora indet., Ravenictis krausei (14768)
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7China (Anhui) Pappictidops orientalis (132943 146556)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guang-dong (Kwantung)) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (176607)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (140273)
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0Mongolia (South Gobi Aimag) Carnivora indet. (137861)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Ictidopappus mustelinus (14906)
Ti161.7 - 56.8Canada (Alberta) Pristinictis connata (14939)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Montana) Protictis sp. (15048)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (North Dakota) Miacidae indet. (14931) Miacidae indet., Viverravinae indet. (14962)
Tiffanian61.7 - 56.8USA (Wyoming) Didymictis sp. (14999) Viverravinae indet. (15032 15049)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0Romania Gracilocyon sp. (138239)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Wyoming) Uintacyon rudis (80579)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8France (Oise) Vassacyon n. sp. (166598)
Clarkforkian56.8 - 55.8USA (Wyoming) Uintacyon rudis (15084 15085 15102 15106 15107 15114 15156 15163 15186 15191 15198 15207)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Marne) Miacidae indet., Quercygale smithi, Uintacyon hookeri (35533) Miacidae indet., Uintacyon hookeri (35535) Quercygale smithi (181653) Uintacyon hookeri (35540)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Île-de-France) Miacidae indet. (68437)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Oise) Gracilocyon solei, Vassacyon taxidiotis, Miacis sp. (68174) Vassacyon taxidiotis (182643)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom Miacidae indet. (87950)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Miacidae indet., Viverridae indet. (133368) Uintacyon rudis, Miacis rundlei (38868)