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Meniscoessus conquistus

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae

Taxonomy
Meniscoessus conquistus was named by Cope (1882) [genotype]. Its type specimen is AMNH 3011, a tooth (broken M2), and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Meniscoessus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1882Meniscoessus conquistus Cope pp. 830-831
1902Meniscoessus conquistus Hay p. 560
1929Meniscoessus conquistus Simpson p. 102
1930Meniscoessus conquistus Hay p. 382
1979Meniscoessus conquistus Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska p. 102
2004Meniscoessus conquistus Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 255, 328

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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
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Allotheria()
orderMultituberculataCope 1884
suborderCimolodonta()
familyCimolomyidae
genusMeniscoessus
speciesconquistus

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.

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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealo
Diet: herbivoreo
Created: 2005-09-01 17:42:57
Modified: 2005-09-01 19:42:57
Source: o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Jenkins and Krause 1983, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Early/Lower Maastrichtian or 70.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Alberta) Meniscoessus conquistus (14502)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Colorado) Meniscoessus conquistus (14581)