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Vulpavoides

Mammalia - Condylarthra - Paroxyclaenidae

Taxonomy
Vulpavoides was named by Matthes (1952). It is not extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Pugiodens by Van Valen (1967).

It was assigned to Miacidae by Matthes (1952); and to Paroxyclaenidae by Hooker (1986).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Vulpavoides Matthes pp. 229-230 figs. 59-66
1986Vulpavoides Hooker p. 338

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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
Epitheria
orderCondylarthraCope 1881
familyParoxyclaenidaeWeitzel
genusVulpavoidesMatthes 1952

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
H. W. Matthes 1952Canines show little differentiation; upper P4 not triangular (not like the canines); all molars similar in shape; P not reduced; M elongated, inclined inward, square-like, no hypocone; upper P3 molar-like; upper M1 not much bigger than upper P4; small diastemas only between the first few P; C oval in cross-section, compressed lingual-labial; upper P4 without deuterocone; transverse diameter of upper M1 longer than of upper M2.