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Bryanictis microlestes

Mammalia - Viverravidae

Taxonomy
Didymictis microlestes was named by Simpson (1935). Its type specimen is UNSM 9302, a mandible (left dentary with p4-m2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Gidley Quarry, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial horizon in the Fort Union Formation of Montana. It is the type species of Didymictis.

It was recombined as Protictis microlestes by MacIntyre (1966), Rose (1981) and Flynn and Galiano (1982); it was recombined as Bryanictis microlestes by Gingerich and Winkler (1985), Fox and Youzwyshyn (1994), Meehan and Wilson (2002) and Scott et al. (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Didymictis microlestes Simpson
1966Protictis microlestes MacIntyre
1981Protictis microlestes Rose
1982Protictis microlestes Flynn and Galiano
1985Bryanictis microlestes Gingerich and Winkler
1994Bryanictis microlestes Fox and Youzwyshyn
2002Bryanictis microlestes Meehan and Wilson p. 1099
2013Bryanictis microlestes Scott et al.

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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
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
familyViverravidae
genusBryanictis(Matthew)
speciesmicrolestes()

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