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Palaeocastor

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Taxonomy
Palaeocastor was named by Leidy (1869) ["new genus" according to Xu 1996, no reference to Martin]. It is not extant. It was considered polyphyletic by Rybczynski (2007).

It was synonymized subjectively with Castor by Cope (1881); it was synonymized subjectively with Steneofiber by Hay (1902).

It was assigned to Castoridae by Leidy (1869) and McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Palaeocastorinae by Rybczynski (2007) and Korth (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Palaeocastor Leidy
1997Palaeocastor McKenna and Bell
2007Palaeocastor Rybczynski p. 7
2014Palaeocastor Korth p. 381

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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
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilyCastoroideaGray 1821
familyCastoridae
subfamilyPalaeocastorinae
genusPalaeocastorLeidy 1869

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