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Wyonycteris chalix

Mammalia - Nyctitheriidae

Taxonomy
Wyonycteris chalix was named by Gingerich (1987) [genotype; said to be a bat, but this is rejected by Hand et al. 1994]. Its type specimen is UM 76910, a mandible (right dentary with P4, M1 (part), and M2), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Discovery Site, which is in a Clarkforkian wet floodplain wackestone in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming. It is the type species of Wyonycteris.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Wyonycteris chalix Gingerich p. 306

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
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
Laurasiatheria
Eulipotyphla
suborderSoricomorphaGregory 1910
familyNyctitheriidaeSimpson 1928
subfamilyPlacentidentinae
genusWyonycteris
specieschalix

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