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Mesodma primaeva

Mammalia - Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae

Taxonomy
Ptilodus primaevus was named by Lambe (1902). Its type specimen is NMC 1890, a mandible (right mandible with p4m1), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is 6.4 km below mouth of Berry Creek, which is in a Judithian terrestrial horizon in the Oldman Formation of Canada.

It was recombined as Cimolomys primaevus by Simpson (1929) and Russell (1952); it was recombined as Mesodma primaeva by Clemens (1964), Sahni (1972), Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska (1979), Lillegraven and McKenna (1986), Montellano (1992) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1902Ptilodus primaevus Lambe p. 79 figs. Pl. 15:13-14
1929Cimolomys primaevus Simpson p. 114
1952Cimolomys primaevus Russell
1964Mesodma primaeva Clemens
1972Mesodma primaeva Sahni
1979Mesodma primaeva Clemens and Kielan-Jaworowska p. 101
1986Mesodma primaeva Lillegraven and McKenna p. 17
1992Mesodma primaeva Montellano
2004Mesodma primaeva Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 255, 334-335

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Allotheria()
orderMultituberculataCope 1884
suborderCimolodonta()
familyNeoplagiaulacidae
genusMesodma
speciesprimaeva()

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