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Paciculus nebraskensis

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Paciculus nebraskensis was named by Alker (1969). Its type specimen is USNM 66166, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Redington Gap West (Basal Siltstone), which is in an Arikareean terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of Nebraska.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1969Paciculus nebraskensis Alker p. 174 figs. 1B, 1E

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
suborderEupelycosauria
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyCricetinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
tribeLeidyminiMartin 1980
genusPaciculus
speciesnebraskensis

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: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002, Nowak 1999

Age range: base of the Whitneyan to the top of the Harrisonian or 33.30000 to 20.43000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Whitneyan33.3 - 30.8USA (South Dakota) Paciculus nebraskensis (170168)
Arikareean30.8 - 20.43USA (Nebraska) Paciculus nebraskensis (type locality: 17598)
Monroecreekian26.3 - 24.8Canada (Saskatchewan) Paciculus nebraskensis (17526)
Monroecreekian26.3 - 24.8USA (Nebraska) Paciculus nebraskensis (67637)
Harrisonian24.8 - 20.43USA (Nebraska) Paciculus nebraskensis (17802 17816 69807)