Theriiformes

Theriiformes is a clade of mammals. The term was coined by Timothy B. Rowe in his doctoral dissertation,[1] and is defined as the clade formed by the most recent common ancestor of multituberculates and therians, and all its descendants.[2]

Theriiformes
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic to Recent
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Kangaroo with her joey
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Clade: Theriimorpha
Clade: Theriiformes
Rowe, 1988
Subgroups

The cladogram below follows Luo et al. (2016):[3]

Mammalia

Australosphenida

Theriimorpha

Fruitafossor

Eutriconodonta

Theriiformes

Gondwanatheria

Multituberculata

Trechnotheria

Spalacotherioidea

Cladotheria

Dryolestoidea

Theria

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowe, T. (1988). "Definition, diagnosis, and origin of Mammalia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 8 (3): 241–264. doi:10.1080/02724634.1988.10011708.
  2. ^ Macrini, T. E.; Rougier, G. W.; Rowe, T. (2007). "Description of a Cranial Endocast from the Fossil Mammal Vincelestes neuquenianus (Theriiformes) and its Relevance to the Evolution of Endocranial Characters in Therians". The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology. 290 (7): 875–892. doi:10.1002/ar.20551.
  3. ^ Luo, Z.-X.; Schultz, J. A.; Ekdale, E. G. (2016). "Evolution of the Middle and Inner Ears of Mammaliaforms: The Approach to Mammals". Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear. 59: 139–174. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46661-3_6.