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Zapus adamsi

Mammalia - Rodentia - Zapodidae

Taxonomy
Zapus adamsi was named by Hibbard (1955). Its type specimen is UMMP 29260, a mandible ( a right jaw with m1-m3. The incisor, coronoid process, and tip of the angle are missing), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Jinglebob, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in the Kingsdown Formation of Kansas.

It was synonymized subjectively with Zapus hudsonius by Kurten and Anderson (1980).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1955Zapus adamsi Hibbard p. 217 figs. 5D, E

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
familyZapodidaeCoues 1875
genusZapusCoues 1876
speciesadamsi

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
C. W. Hibbard 1955 jumping mouse the size of Zapus burti Hibbard of the Borchers fauna but with a narrower tooth row. It is the size of the Recent Zapus hudsonius (Zimmermann), but had slightly shorter crowned teeth, with wider re-entrant valleys, and the M, broader (in transverse width) anteriorly than posteriorly.