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Microtia maiuscula

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Taxonomy
Microtia maiuscula was named by Freudenthal (1976). It is not extant. Its type specimen is RGM 149425, a maxilla (sin. with M1-M3). Its type locality is Biancone, which is in a Vallesian/Turolian fissure fill limestone in Italy.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1976Microtia maiuscula Freudenthal p. 5

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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()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
Eumuroida
familyMuridaeIlliger 1811
genusMicrotia
speciesmaiuscula

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 1976larger than M. parva. All features present in M. parva are found in M. maiuscula as well, though their frequency may be different. Apart from size the only difference between M. parva and M. maiuscula may be that in the latter there is always a sinus in the lingual part of the posterior crest of M3.