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Microchoerus erinaceus

Mammalia - Primates - Omomyidae

Taxonomy
Microchoerus erinaceus was named by Wood (1844). Its type specimen is B.M. 25229, a skull (cranium and imperfect left ramus of the mandible), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Hordle Cliff Crocodile Bed, Hampshire, which is in the Eocene of sandstone/claystone the Headon Beds Formation the United Kingdom.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Microchoerus erinaceus Wood
1986Microchoerus erinaceus Hooker p. 257

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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
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
familyOmomyidae
subfamilyMicrochoerinae(Lydekker 1887)
genusMicrochoerusWood 1844
specieserinaceusWood 1844

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