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Platacanthomyinae

Mammalia - Rodentia

Taxonomy
Platacanthomyidae was named by Alston (1876) [includes Neocometes originally entered as a subfamily]. It is extant.

It was reranked as the subfamily Platacanthomyinae by Mein and Freudenthal (1971), McKenna and Bell (1997) and Steppan et al. (2004).

It was assigned to Cricetidae by Mein and Freudenthal (1971); to Muridae by McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Muroidea by Steppan et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Platacanthomyinae Mein and Freudenthal p. 9
1997Platacanthomyinae McKenna and Bell p. 172
2004Platacanthomyinae Steppan et al. p. 547

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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
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
subfamilyPlatacanthomyinae(Alston 1876)
subfamilyPlatacanthomyinae(Alston 1876)

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