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Proscalops miocaenus

Mammalia - Proscalopidae

Taxonomy
Proscalops miocaenus was named by Matthew (1901). Its type specimen is AMNH 8949a, a partial skull (broken skull with posterior rostrum, zygomatic arch, P2-M3, and occluded posterior part of mandible with M1-M3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Vista, which is in a Whitneyan terrestrial horizon in the White River Formation of Colorado. It is the type species of Proscalops.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1901Proscalops miocaenus Matthew p. 375 fig. 1
1981Proscalops miocaenus Barnosky p. 292

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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
Laurasiatheria
Eulipotyphla
suborderSoricomorphaGregory 1910
infraorderSoricotaKalandadze and Rautian 1992
superfamilyTalpoideaFischer de Waldheim 1817
familyProscalopidae
genusProscalops
speciesmiocaenus

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
W. D. Matthew 1901ast upper and lower molar greatly reduced. pi. minute, p1. slightly larger, pi. with rather strong crescentic deuterocone and very faint trittocone. Protoconid greater than metaconid on all the molars, paraconid internal.