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Mesodma ambigua

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae

Taxonomy
Mesodma ambigua was named by Jepsen (1940) [genotype]. It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mantua Lentil, which is in a Puercan terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Wyoming. It is the type species of Mesodma.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Mesodma ambigua Jepsen
2004Mesodma ambigua Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 255, 334-335

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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()
superfamilyPtilodontoidea()
familyNeoplagiaulacidae
genusMesodma
speciesambigua

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.

Mesodma ambigua Jepsen 1940
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealsubo
Diet: omnivoref
Created: 2005-09-11 16:54:47
Modified: 2005-09-11 18:54:47
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Krause 1982, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Hopson 1973, Gunnell et al. 1995

Age range: Puercan or 66.00000 to 63.30000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Wyoming) Mesodma ambigua (14722 14796 type locality: 14808 174233)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Montana) Mesodma ambigua (14766)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Colorado) Mesodma ambigua (14658 176863)