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Dinosorex zapfei

Mammalia - Heterosoricidae

Taxonomy
Dinosorex zapfei was named by Engesser (1975). It is not extant. Its type specimen is NHMW 1975/1712/1, a mandible (sin. with i1, m1-m3). Its type locality is Zapfe's fissures, which is in a MN 6 fissure fill horizon in Slovakia.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1975Dinosorex zapfei Engesser p. 661
1994Dinosorex zapfei Rzebik-Kowalska

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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
familyHeterosoricidae(Viret and Zapfe 1951)
genusDinosorex
specieszapfei

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
B. Engesser 1975Bisher einzige Art unter den europäischen Heterosoricinae, deren Hypconid-Hinterarm an den untern Molaren direkt zur Entoconidspitze verläuft (Modus A); m inf. ohne 'entoconid crest'; Zahnspitzen stark pigmentiert; Unterkiefer mit 3-4 Zwischenzähnen zwischen i und m1. Mandibelknochen relativ kräftig und Molaren relativ klein. Mandibelcondylus zweigeteilt, die beiden Gelenkflächen sind jedoch deutlich miteinander verbunden; Massetergrube der Mandibel horizontal unterteilt; Foramen mentale unter Trigonid von m1; Mesostyl der M sup. schwach gespalten.