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Turgidodon russelli

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae

Taxonomy
Alphadon russelli was named by Fox (1979). Its type specimen is UA 14805, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment with P3M1-4), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Irvine microvertebrate site, which is in a Judithian terrestrial horizon in the Dinosaur Park Formation of Canada.

It was recombined as Turgidodon russelli by Cifelli (1990), Johanson (1996), Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004) and Hunter et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Alphadon russelli Fox
1986Alphadon russelli Lillegraven and McKenna p. 27
1990Turgidodon russelli Cifelli
1993Alphadon russelli Eaton
1996Turgidodon russelli Johanson
2004Turgidodon russelli Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 443, 456
2010Turgidodon russelli Hunter et al. p. 892

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
orderDidelphimorphiaGill 1872
familyAlphadontidaeMarshall et al. 1990
genusTurgidodon
speciesrusselli()

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