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Allomys

Mammalia - Rodentia - Allomyidae

Taxonomy
Allomys was named by Marsh (1877) [also said to be 1872]. Its type is Allomys nitens.

It was synonymized subjectively with Meniscomys by Cope (1884).

It was assigned to Pteromyinae by Hay (1902); and to Allomyidae by Marsh (1877), Merriam and Sinclair (1907), Stock (1935), McGrew (1941), Rensberger (1983) and McKenna and Bell (1997).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Allomys Marsh
1902Allomys Hay p. 718
1907Allomys Merriam and Sinclair
1935Allomys Stock
1941Allomys McGrew
1983Allomys Rensberger
1997Allomys McKenna and Bell

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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
familyAllomyidaeMarsh 1877
genusAllomys

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
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 14:04:46
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:04:46
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Whitneyan to the top of the Geringian or 33.30000 to 26.30000 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Whitneyan33.3 - 30.8USA (South Dakota) A. storeri (17384)
Geringian30.8 - 26.3USA (Nebraska) A. sp. (17709)
Arikareean30.8 - 20.43USA (Oregon) A. simplicidens (17537) A. sp. (17508 17603 93078 93079)
Arikareean30.8 - 20.43USA (Wyoming) A. nitens (17696)