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Democricetodon mutilus

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Democricetodon affinis mutilus was named by Fahlbusch (1964). Its type specimen is BSP 1951 XXVII 100, a tooth (m1 inf. sin.), and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Democricetodon mutilus by Mein and Freudenthal (1971) and Lalaï (1986).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1964Democricetodon affinis mutilus Fahlbusch p. 36
1971Democricetodon mutilus Mein and Freudenthal p. 8
1986Democricetodon mutilus Lalaï

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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
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyCricetinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
genusDemocricetodon
speciesmutilus()

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
V. Fahlbusch 1964Eine dem Democricetodon (Democric.) affinis affinis (Schaub) nahe verwandte Form von geringerer Größe und zierlicherer Gestalt. Untere Molaren: Außenbuch an m1 und m2 schräg nach vorne gerichtet; Mesolophid von unterschiedlicher Länge, nicht selten bis zum Zahnrand reichend; Vorderknospe des m1 meist sehr kurz, eine dreieckige Abkaufläche bildend, Metaconid häufig mit vorwärts gerichtetem Sporn; m3 stark verschmälert, Entoconid fehlt, Außenbucht transversal und weit in die Krone hineinreichend. Obere Molaren: Mesoloph schmal, aber meist lang; am M1 selten, amd M2 immer doppelte Vorjochkante; M3 dreieckig oder rund, Talon sehr stark reduziert.