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Sulimskia kretzoii

Mammalia - Soricidae

Taxonomy
Sorex kretzoii was named by Sulimski (1962) [Associated with the type skull are the mandibles]. Its type specimen is MZ VIII/Vm-312/3, a skull, and it is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Sulimskia.

It was recombined as Sulimskia kretzoii by Reumer (1984) and Rzebik-Kowalska (1990).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Sorex kretzoii Sulimski
1984Sulimskia kretzoii Reumer
1990Sulimskia kretzoii Rzebik-Kowalska

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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
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Eulipotyphla
suborderSoricomorphaGregory 1910
familySoricidaeFischer 1814
subfamilySoricinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
tribeBlarininiKretzoi 1965
genusSulimskiaReumer 1984
specieskretzoii()

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
A. Sulimski 1962Dental formula is 3/2, 1/0, 3/1, 3/3. i2 small compressed, with a strong cingulum, one-cusped. p4 high, with the cingulum robust and strongly directed to the back. Cingula of molars thick and uniform. Entoconid separated. m3 with a small entoconid. Mental foramen between the roto- and the hypoconid in shallow depression. Coronoid process wide, spade-like. Masseter crest provided with a spine. Pterygoid fossa triangular, wide and deep. Upper articular facet of the condyloid process lingually expanded, oblique, the lower one long and wide, not so ablique, bearing a slight notch on its upper edge, and with the lingual end distinctly curving downward. I1 with a strong talon and cingulum, the fissident cusp not present. Arrangement ratio of the one-cuspids 2:2:1:1:0.5. P3 is small, pushed below P4. M3 small reduced. Rostrum of skull shorter.