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Rodentia (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1855Myomorpha Brandt
1855Sciuromorpha Brandt
1883Rodentia Flower p. 185
1891Rodentia Flower and Lydekker p. 91
1893Protrogomorpha Zittel
1894Rodentia Ameghino p. 67
1899Sciurognathi Tullberg
1908Rodentia Lambe
1910Rodentia Gregory p. 465
1951Rodentia Savage
1958Myomorpha Wood p. 172
1958Protrogomorpha Wood p. 172
1975Rodentia McKenna p. 43
1976Protrogomorpha Sahni and Srivastava p. 922
1986Protrogomorpha Hooker p. 282
1986Rodentia Hooker p. 282
1986Sciurognathi Hooker p. 282
1988Myomorpha Carroll
1988Protrogomorpha Carroll
1988Rodentia Carroll
1988Sciurognathi Carroll
1988Sciuromorpha Carroll
1989Rodentia Shoshani et al. p. 436
1991Rodentia Nowak
1999Myomorpha Nowak
1999Protrogomorpha Nowak
1999Sciurognathi Nowak
1999Sciuromorpha Nowak
1999Rodentia Waddell et al. p. cover
2001Rodentia Madsen et al. p. 612
2001Rodentia Waddell et al. p. 148
2005Rodentia Asher et al. p. 1094
2005Rodentia Tabuce et al. p. 392
2007Sciuromorpha Dunn and Rasmussen p. 988
2007Rodentia Wible et al.
2009Rodentia Shockey et al.
2010Rodentia Asher and Helgen p. 3 figs. Figure 1
2010Rodentia Kramarz et al.
2010Myomorpha Walsh p. 1611
2014Rodentia Vianey-Liaud et al. p. 580

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
orderRodentia

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: 4.22 kgs
Minimum body mass: 3 gg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoreo
Comments: life habit and diet based on Nowak 1999 o
Created: 2005-08-26 14:04:46
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:04:46
Source: s = species, g = genus, o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Legendre 1988, Vizcaíno et al. 2010, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Walton 1997, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Clarkforkian to the top of the Holocene or 56.80000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 56.0 Ma

Collections (5344 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0Mongolia (South Gobi Aimag) Rodentia sp. (137861)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0Romania Rodentia indet. (83307)
Gashatan58.7 - 55.8China (Nei Mongol) Tribosphenomys minutus, Tribosphenomys secundus, Neimengomys qii (71076)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8Mongolia (Omnogov) Tribosphenomys secundus (37008)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8France (Oise) Ischyromyidae indet. (166598)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8China (Xinjiang) Tribosphenomys minutus, Neimengomys qii (174687)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8China (Nei Mongol) Rodentia indet., Tribosphenomys minutus (133389)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8USA (Wyoming) Microparamys cheradius (80579)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8Kazakhstan (Chimkent) Kazygurtia clivosa, Asiaparamys sp., Asiaparamys shevyrevae (48888)
Clarkforkian56.8 - 55.8USA (Wyoming) Acritoparamys atavus (190416) Alagomys russelli, Paramys atavus (15072) Franimys amherstensis, Paramys excavatus, Paramys atavus (15154) Ischyromyidae indet., Paramys excavatus (15092) Paramyidae indet. (15093 154182) Paramys annectens (15197) Paramys atavus (15109 15126 15144 15147 15158 15165 15171 15172 15183 15189 15191 15198) Paramys excavatus (15100 15103 15107 15131 15135 15185) Paramys sp. (15075 15083 15094) Reithroparamys sp., Acritoparamys atwateri, Microparamys cheradius, Paramys taurus, Acritoparamys atavus, Microparamys sp. (15085) Rodentia indet. (15216)
Clarkforkian56.8 - 55.8USA (Colorado) Franimys sp. (15219) Paramys excavatus, Reithroparamys sp. (15346 15347)
Clarkforkian56.8 - 55.8USA (Montana) Paramys atavus (15079)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Île-de-France) Microparamys n. sp., Paramys woodi, Paramys sp., Pseudoparamys teilhardi, Paramys ageiensis (68437)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Kyrgyzstan (Osh) Ctenodactyloidea indet., Alaymys ctenodactylus, Adolomys sp., Khodzhentia vinogradovi, Advenimus burkei, Saykanomys bohlini, Petrokozlovia notos (28490)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Oise) Ischyromyidae indet. (68174)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France Eogliravus wildi (183451) Ischyromyidae indet. (182667)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Marne) Ailuravus michauxi (35539) Pantrogna russelli (35533)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom Paramys sp., Meldimys sp. (87950)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8United Kingdom (England) Ailuravinae indet., Microparamyinae indet. (174239) Pantrogna mandati (68439) Paramys ageiensis (68435) Paramys sp., Meldimys sp., Pseudoparamys sp., Microparamys nanus (133368) Pseudoparamys sp. (41825) Rodentia indet., Meldimys sp., Pseudoparamys sp., Ailuravinae indet., Sparnacomys sp., Ailuravus mitchelli, Sparnacomys georgei, Pantrogna russelli (38868)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Belgium (Hainaut) Pseudoparamys sp., Euromys sp. (87947)