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Laurasiatheria

Mammalia -

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1999Laurasiatheria Waddell et al. p. cover
2001Laurasiatheria Madsen et al. p. 610
2001Laurasiatheria Phillips et al. p. 1535
2001Laurasiatheria Waddell et al. p. 148
2005Laurasiatheria Averianov and Archibald p. 599
2007Laurasiatheria Wible et al.
2010Laurasiatheria Asher and Helgen p. 3 figs. Figure 1

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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
Laurasiatheria
Laurasiatheria

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 300 kgs
Minimum body mass: 5 gg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialsubc
Diet: insectivoreuc
Created: 2005-09-06 20:43:42
Modified: 2005-09-06 22:44:32
Source: s = species, g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Martin 1990, Luo et al. 2003, Legendre 1988, Carroll 1988, Czaplewski 1997, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Maastrichtian to the top of the Holocene or 72.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 70.6 Ma

Collections (5919 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Judithian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Nyctitheriidae indet. (14451)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Portugal (Coimbra) Leptacodon sp. (49276)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) Cimolestes magnus (45144)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Alberta) Cimolestes magnus (14630 14633 14635 14637)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Cimolestes magnus (14516 14532)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Saskatchewan) Cimolestes magnus (14558)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Cimolestes magnus (14519 14598)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3Canada (Saskatchewan) Carnivora indet., Ravenictis krausei (14768)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Texas) Bryanictis sp. (14829) Protictis sp. (14887)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (Montana) Leptacodon proserpinae (14766)
Puercan66.0 - 63.3USA (New Mexico) Erinaceomorpha indet. (14760 14794)
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7China (Anhui) Pappictidops orientalis (132943 146556)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Belgium (Hainaut) Quadratodon sigei (132949)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guang-dong (Kwantung)) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (176607)
Early/Lower Paleocene - Middle Paleocene66.0 - 58.7China (Guangdong) Pappictidops acies, Pappictidops obtusus (140273)
Cenozoic66.0 - 0.0Mongolia (South Gobi Aimag) Carnivora indet. (137861)
To363.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Protictis sp., Leptacodon munusculum, Leptacodon tener, Simpsonictis jaynanneae, Nyctitheriinae indet. (14894)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Montana) Didymictis haydenianus (14919 14920 14923) Didymictis microlestes (14917) Didymictis microlestes, Didymictis haydenianus (14913) Ictidopappus mustelinus, Leptacodon munusculum, Protictis haydenianus, Protictis microlestes, Protictis tenuis, Bryanictis vanvaleni (14906)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7USA (Utah) Protictis haydenianus (14830)
Torrejonian63.3 - 61.7Canada (Alberta) Bryanictis microlestes (143200) Creodonta indet., Simpsonictis jaynanneae (14828) Protictis sp. (14822)