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Puercolestes simpsoni

Mammalia - Cimolestidae

Taxonomy
Puercolestes simpsoni was named by Reynolds (1936). Its type specimen is UCMP 36658, a partial skull (partial skull), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mammalon Hill, which is in a Puercan terrestrial horizon in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico. It is the type species of Puercolestes.

It was recombined as Cimolestes simpsoni by Clemens (1973) and Williamson and Lucas (1993).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1936Puercolestes simpsoni Reynolds
1973Cimolestes simpsoni Clemens
1993Cimolestes simpsoni Williamson and Lucas
2011Puercolestes simpsoni Williamson et al. p. 164

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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
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Cimolesta()
familyCimolestidaeMarsh 1889
genusPuercolestes
speciessimpsoni

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