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Afrotheria

Mammalia -

Taxonomy
Afrotheria was named by Stanhope et al. (1998). It is extant.

It was assigned to Epitheria by Phillips et al. (2001); to Eutheria by Madsen et al. (2001); to Placentalia by Waddell et al. (2001) and Wible et al. (2007); and to Atlantogenata by Waddell et al. (1999) and Asher and Helgen (2010).

Sister taxa
Afroinsectiphilia (syn. Fossoromorpha), Afroinsectivora (syn. Haemochorialia), Paenungulatomorpha, Pseudoungulata, Tethytheria

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Afrotheria Stanhope et al.
1999Afrotheria Waddell et al. p. cover
2001Afrotheria Madsen et al. p. 610
2001Afrotheria Phillips et al. p. 1535
2001Afrotheria Waddell et al. p. 148 figs. Figure 3
2007Afrotheria Wible et al.
2010Afrotheria Asher and Helgen p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998
AfrotheriaStanhope et al. 1998

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