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Plesiolestes problematicus

Mammalia - Primates - Palaechthonidae

Taxonomy
Plesiolestes problematicus was named by Jepsen (1930). Its type specimen is Princeton No. 13291, a mandible (right lower jaw with P3 and M1-3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Rock Bench Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

It was recombined as Palaechthon problematicus by Krishtalka and Schwartz (1978), Rigby (1980) and Hartman (1986).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Plesiolestes problematicus Jepsen
1978Palaechthon problematicus Krishtalka and Schwartz
1980Palaechthon problematicus Rigby, Jr.
1986Palaechthon problematicus Hartman
1989Plesiolestes problematicus Gunnell
2013Plesiolestes problematicus Scott 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
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
suborderPlesiadapiformesSimons and Tattersall 1972
superfamilyMicrosyopoidea
familyPalaechthonidaeSzalay 1969
subfamilyPlesiolestinae
genusPlesiolestes
speciesproblematicus

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