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Sciuravus metalinguas

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuravidae

Taxonomy
Sciuravus metalinguas was named by Anderson (2017). Its type specimen is UM 95757, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment with P4-M1 and partial zygomatic arch), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is UM BB-58, which is in a Bridgerian terrestrial horizon in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2017Sciuravus metalinguas Anderson p. 246 figs. 3a, 3b, 4d, 4e

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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
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderProtrogomorphaZittel 1893
familySciuravidaeMiller and Gidley 1918
genusSciuravus
speciesmetalinguas

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
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 14:04:46
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:04:46
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: Bridgerian or 50.30000 to 46.20000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) Sciuravus metalinguas (129895 type locality: 187924)