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Plesiadapis rex

Mammalia - Primates - Plesiadapidae

Taxonomy
Tetonius rex was named by Gidley (1923). Its type specimen is U.S.N.M. no. 9838, a tooth (isolated [lower] M2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Melville Localities 11/13, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in the "Fort Union No. 3" (= Melville) Formation of Montana.

It was recombined as Plesiadapis rex by Simpson (1927), Simpson (1937), Gingerich (1975) and Gingerich (1976).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Tetonius rex Gidley
1927Plesiadapis rex Simpson
1937Plesiadapis rex Simpson p. 167
1964Plesiadapis paskapooensis Russell
1975Plesiadapis rex Gingerich p. 141
1976Plesiadapis rex Gingerich

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
superfamilyPlesiadapoidea
familyPlesiadapidaeTrouessart 1897
genusPlesiadapisGervais 1877
speciesrex(Gidley 1923)

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
No diagnoses are available