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Laolestes goodrichi

Mammalia - Dryolestidae

Taxonomy
Melanodon goodrichi was named by Simpson (1929). Its type specimen is YPM 13738, a maxilla (part of right maxilla with M3-5), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

It was recombined as Laolestes goodrichi by Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Melanodon goodrichi Simpson
1963Melanodon goodrichi Clemens p. 62
1979Melanodon goodrichi Kraus p. 164
1981Melanodon goodrichi Prothero pp. 290-291
2004Laolestes goodrichi Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 380, 385

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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
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
superorderDryolestoidea(Butler 1939)
familyDryolestidaeMarsh 1879
genusLaolestesSimpson 1927
speciesgoodrichi()

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
No diagnoses are available