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Similisciurus maxwelli

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Taxonomy
Similisciurus maxwelli was named by Stevens (1977) [genotype]. Its type specimen is TMM 40635-90, a mandible ( left jaw fragment with m1-m3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Castolon (TMM 40635), which is in a Harrisonian terrestrial horizon in the Delaho Formation of Texas. It is the type species of Similisciurus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1977Similisciurus maxwelli Stevens p. 21 figs. 5A-G

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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
superfamilySciuroidea
familySciuridae
subfamilySciurinaeGray 1821
genusSimilisciurus
speciesmaxwelli

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
M. S. Stevens 1977The characteristics of the species are the same as those for the genus Similisciurus