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Deinogalerix

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1972Deinogalerix Freudenthal
1980Deinogalerix Butler p. 37
2006Deinogalerix Lopatin
2017Deinogalerix Savorelli et al. p. 7

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderLipotyphlaHaeckel 1866
familyErinaceidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyGalericinaePomel 1848
genusDeinogalerix

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
M. Freudenthal 1972galericine of gigantic proportions, with diastems between the premolars. The frontal part of the skull is much elongated, the skull itself very long in comparison to the body.
P. M. Butler 1980Galericinae which differ from Echinosorex as follows: (1) size greater (linear dimensions of adults about 1.5 times to more than twice those of Echinosorex); (2) I1 much larger than I2 and I3, i3 absent; (3) upper canine premolariform, with two roots like P1, P2 and p2; (4) C/c and P3/p3 spaced in the larger species; (5) P3/p3, P4/p4 and the trigonid of m1 enlarged, posterior molars reduced; (6) postglenoid part of skull shorter, face longer (especially in the larger species); (7) mandible with small coronoid process, low condule and a long angular process with a strong medial flange; (8) vertebral centra comparatively short and broad; (9) manus relatively broader, digits less unequal in length.