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Mammalia - Primates
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).
|Year||Name and author|
|1937||Palaechthon Simpson p. 148|
|1940||Palaechthon Simpson p. 198|
|1965||Palaechthon Van Valen and Sloan p. 743|
|1977||Talpohenach Kay and Cartmill|
|1989||Palaechthon Gunnell p. 15|
|1997||Palaechthon McKenna and Bell|
|2007||Palaechthon Bloch et al. p. 1162|
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