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Occitanomys montheleni

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Taxonomy
Occitanomys montheleni was named by Aguilar et al. (1986) [Type locality, Mont-Helene, near Perpignan, south of France. ]. Its type specimen is MTH 831. Maxillary fragment with M1 & M2, a maxilla. Its type locality is Mont-Helene, which is in a Ruscinian fissure fill horizon in France.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Occitanomys montheleni Aguilar et al.

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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()
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
genusOccitanomysMichaux 1969
speciesmontheleni

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
J.-P. Aguilar et al. 1986'espece plus petite que l'Occitanomys ellenbergeri de Sete et plus grande que l'Occitanomys brailloni. Ces especes different de celles placees dans le genre Valerymys par la presence constante d'un t1bis aux M1/. t1 tres recule et souvent connecte at t5; separation t8-t4 peu marquee. Sur M2/ le t1 est allonge posterieurement et le t1bis est present sur pres de la moitie des dents surtout lorsqu'elles sont peu usees. Les m/1 n'ont pas de tma, quelques dents montrent une ebauche de liaison entre les deux couples de tubercules principaux.'