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Palaechthon

Mammalia - Primates

Taxonomy
Palaechthon was named by Gidley (1923) [generic assignment questioned by Gingerich et al. 1983]. It is not extant. Its type is Palaechthon alticuspis. It is the type genus of Palaechthonini.

It was synonymized subjectively with Plesiolestes by Gingerich et al. (1983).

It was assigned to Anaptomorphidae by Simpson (1937); to Paromomyinae by Simpson (1940); to Purgatoriinae by Van Valen and Sloan (1965); to Palaechthonini by Szalay (1969); to Palaechthoninae by Gunnell (1989); to Palaechthonidae by Gidley (1923) and McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Primates by Bloch et al. (2007).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1923Palaechthon Gidley
1937Palaechthon Simpson p. 148
1940Palaechthon Simpson p. 198
1965Palaechthon Van Valen and Sloan p. 743
1969Palaechthon Szalay
1977Talpohenach Kay and Cartmill
1989Palaechthon Gunnell p. 15
1997Palaechthon McKenna and Bell
2007Palaechthon Bloch et al. p. 1162

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
genusPalaechthonGidley 1923

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