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Copemys loxodon

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Hesperomys loxodon was named by Cope (1874). Its type specimen is U.S.N.M. No. 1204, a mandible (mand. dext. with m1-m2), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Eumys loxodon by Cope (1875) and Allen (1877); it was recombined as Peromyscus loxodon by Hay (1902); it was recombined as Copemys loxodon by Wood (1936), Clark et al. (1964), Lindsay (1972) and Dalquest et al. (1996).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1874Hesperomys loxodon Cope p. 150
1875Eumys loxodon Cope
1877Eumys loxodon Allen
1902Peromyscus loxodon Hay
1936Copemys loxodon Wood
1964Copemys loxodon Clark et al.
1972Copemys loxodon Lindsay
1996Copemys loxodon Dalquest et al.

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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
genusCopemys
speciesloxodon()

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
A. E. Wood 1936The same as that given for the genus.