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Pleurolicus clasoni

Mammalia - Rodentia - Geomyidae

Taxonomy
Pleurolicus clasoni was named by Macdonald (1963). Its type specimen is SDSM 54388, a mandible (fragment of right ramus, with incisor and lightly worn p4-m1), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Sharps (SDSM V-5350), which is in a Geringian terrestrial horizon in the Sharps Formation of South Dakota.

It was recombined as Sanctimus clasoni by Macdonald (1970), Rensberger (1973) and Wahlert (1983); it was recombined as Fanimus clasoni by Korth et al. (1990).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1963Pleurolicus clasoni Macdonald p. 180 fig. 12
1970Sanctimus clasoni Macdonald
1973Sanctimus clasoni Rensberger
1983Sanctimus clasoni Wahlert
1990Fanimus clasoni Korth 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
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilyGeomyoideaBonaparte 1845
familyGeomyidaeBonaparte 1845
genusPleurolicus
speciesclasoni

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
J. R. Macdonald 1963Anterior loph of p4 three- cusped, with small anteroconid; posterior loph with very small hypostylid; masseteric crest terminating posterior to mental foramen.