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Plesiadapis praecursor

Mammalia - Primates - Plesiadapidae

Taxonomy
Plesiadapis praecursor was named by Gingerich (1975). Its type specimen is PU 14512, a mandible (left mandible with alveoli for I1 P2-3 M3 and the crowns of P4 M1-2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Douglass Quarry, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in Montana.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1975Plesiadapis praecursor Gingerich p. 141

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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
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
superfamilyPlesiadapoidea
familyPlesiadapidaeTrouessart 1897
genusPlesiadapisGervais 1877
speciespraecursor

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