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Adapidium

Mammalia - Esthonychidae

Taxonomy
Adapidium was named by Young (1937) [fossil from China]. Its type is Adapidium huanghoense.

It was assigned to Adaepidea by Young (1937); to Yuesthonychidae by Tong et al. (2003); to Tillodontia by Chow (1963) and Wang and Jin (2004); and to Esthonychidae by Gazin (1953), Carroll (1988) and Miyata (2007).

Species
A. huanghoense (type species)

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1937Adapidium Young pp. 434-435 figs. p. 435, fig. 16
1953Adapidium Gazin p. 32
1963Adapidium Chow
1988Adapidium Carroll
2003Adapidium Tong et al.
2004Adapidium Wang and Jin
2007Adapidium Miyata p. 672

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes()
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Cimolesta()
suborderTillodontia()
familyEsthonychidaeCope 1883
genusAdapidiumYoung 1937

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.

G. †Adapidium Young 1937
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Adapidium huanghoense Young 1937
Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. Young 1937A lemuroid animal, in which the lower molars are essentially built as in Adapis, but more hypsodont (externally) and more selenodont.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoreo
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-08-31 13:30:51
Modified: 2005-08-31 15:30:51
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Hendy et al. 2009, Lillegraven 1979, Lucas and Schoch 1998, Ji et al. 2002, Carroll 1988

Age range: Sharamurunian or 48.60000 to 37.20000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sharamurunian48.6 - 37.2China (Shanxi) A. huanghoense (42197)