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Mammalia - Creodonta
It was reranked as the unranked clade Creodonta by Cope (1889), Cope (1891) and Gregory (1910); it was reranked as the order Creodonta by McKenna (1975), Carroll (1988), Gunnell (1998), Lopatin (2006), Spaulding et al. (2009) and Bajpai et al. (2009).
It was assigned to Insectivora by Cope (1875); to Bunotheria by Cope (1889) and Cope (1891); to Sarcobora by Ameghino (1897); to Ferae by Hay (1902) and Gregory (1910); to Carnivora by Flower and Lydekker (1891), Gadow (1898), Lambe (1908), Pilgrim (1940), Dehm and Oettingen-Spielberg (1958) and Savage (1965); to Eutheria by Carroll (1988) and Gunnell (1998); to Ferae by Lopatin (2006); to Ferae by McKenna (1975) and Spaulding et al. (2009); and to Mammalia by Bajpai et al. (2009).
|Year||Name and author|
|1875||Creodonta Cope p. 3|
|1889||Creodonta Cope p. 876|
|1891||Creodonta Cope p. 6|
|1891||Creodonta Flower and Lydekker p. 91|
|1897||Creodonta Ameghino p. 501|
|1898||Creodonta Gadow p. 50|
|1902||Creodonta Hay p. 743|
|1910||Creodonta Gregory p. 465|
|1940||Creodonta Pilgrim p. 148|
|1958||Creodonta Dehm and Oettingen-Spielberg p. 11|
|1965||Creodonta Savage p. 243|
|1975||Creodonta McKenna p. 42|
|2009||Creodonta Bajpai et al. p. 103|
|2009||Creodonta Spaulding et al. p. 5 figs. Figure 2|
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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.
|R. J. G. Savage 1965||Creodonta with teeth primitive, tritubercular, varying towards sectorial or bunodont. No carnassials or specialised shearing teeth. Premolars mostly simple, acute, an inner cusp on P4 sometimes on P3 and P4 canines large,
acute, incisors small. Skull moderately long, brain-case small, sagittal and occipital crestsstrong,occiputnarrowandhigh,tympanicbullanotossified, [afterMatthew 1937]-