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Peromyscus dentalis

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Peromyscus dentalis was named by Hall (1930). Its type specimen is UCCVP 29636, a mandible (dext with m1, m2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Fish Lake Valley, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Esmeralda Formation of Nevada.

It was recombined as Copemys dentalis by Clark et al. (1964) and Whistler and Burbank (1992).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Peromyscus dentalis Hall
1964Copemys dentalis Clark et al.
1967Peromyscus dentalis Shotwell
1992Copemys dentalis Whistler and Burbank

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyCricetinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
genusPeromyscusGloger 1841
speciesdentalis

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. R. Hall 1930Size about as in Peromyscus maniculatus gambeli; masseteric fossa well defined; space between coronoid process and m3 wide and including deep fossa; horizontal ramus thick, especially at diastema; lower teeth wide, without accessory tubercles, and principal cusps low; m3 large; m2 large relative to m1.