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Meniscoessus ferox

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Cimolomyidae

Taxonomy
Meniscoessus ferox was named by Fox (1971) [limited to type by Clemens 1964, and status questioned by Hunter and Pearson 1996]. Its type locality is Verdigris Coulee (UA-MR-8), which is in a Santonian terrestrial horizon in the Milk River Formation of Canada.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Meniscoessus ferox Fox
1979Meniscoessus ferox Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska p. 102
2004Meniscoessus ferox 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
speciesferox

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.

Meniscoessus ferox Fox 1971
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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: Hopson 1973, Carroll 1988, Jenkins and Krause 1983, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Late/Upper Santonian or 85.80000 to 83.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5Canada (Alberta) Meniscoessus ferox (type locality: 14426)