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Selenaletes scopaeus

Mammalia - Perissodactyla

Taxonomy
Selenaletes scopaeus was named by Radinsky (1966) [genotype]. Its type specimen is AMNH 8230, a mandible ( lower jaw fragment with p4 and m1), and it is a 3D body fossil. It is the type species of Selenaletes.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Selenaletes scopaeus Radinsky p. 740 fig. 1

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderPerissodactyla()
Tapiromorpha(Haeckel 1873)
Ceratomorpha(Wood 1937)
genusSelenaletes
speciesscopaeus

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
L. B. Radinsky 1966Sole known species of genus. About 30% smaller than Heptodon calciculus.