Table 1

Summary of mammalian taxonomic terms based on Fig. 1 [2,4], updating references given in [5] with corrections denoted by asterisks.

Taxon with priority

Content

Synonyms


Placentalia[70]

All descendants of last common ancestor of sloth, tenrec, human, horse


Atlantogenata[17]

Xenarthra, Afrotheria

Xenafrotheria[49]

Notoplacentalia[16]


Afrotheria[19]

Paenungulata, Afroinsectiphilia

Afroplacentalia[16]


Afroinsectiphilia[31]

Tubulidentata, Afroinsectivora

Fossoromorpha [[71]*]


Afroinsectivora[31]

Tenrecoidea, Macroscelididae

Haemochorialia[33]


Tenrecoidea[27]

Tenrecidae, Chrysochloridae

Afrosoricida[19]

Tenrecomorpha[78]


Paenungulata[8]

Hyracoidea, Tethytheria

Uranotheria[9]


Tethytheria[22]

Proboscidea, Sirenia


Boreoeutheria [[72]*]

Laurasiatheria, Euarchontoglires

Boreotheria[31]

Boreoplacentalia[16]


Laurasiatheria[17]

Lipotyphla, Scrotifera

Laurasiaplacentalia[16]


Scrotifera[17]

Ferae, Chiroptera, Euungulata

Variamana [[71]*]


Euungulata[31]

Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla


Artiodactyla [[73]*]

Whippomorpha, Ruminantia, Tylopoda, Suiformes

Cetartiodactyla[35]

Eparctocyona[9]


Ferae [9]

Carnivora, Pholidota

Ostentoria[74]


Whippomorpha[17]

Cetacea, Hippopotamidae

Cetancodonta[78]


Lipotyphla[75]

Erinaceidae, Talpidae, Soricidae, Solenodontidae

Eulipotyphla[17]


Euarchontoglires[1]

Archonta, Glires

Archontoglires[16]

Supraprimates[31]


Glires[76]

Lagomorpha, Rodentia


Archonta[21]

Primates, Scandentia, Dermoptera

Euarchonta[17]


Sundatheria[32]

Scandentia, Dermoptera

Paraprimates[33]


Author attributions are based on the first use of the clade with its current, or near-current, meaning. For example, Butler [77] used "Tenrecomorpha" but did not include chrysochlorids. In contrast, Arnason et al. [78] used this term to indicate the tenrec-golden mole clade as it is currently-understood and are therefore cited as the authors for that term as a junior synonym of the name with precedence, Tenrecoidea McDowell 1958 [27]. Some additional clades apparent in recent studies [e.g., [29,30]], but not reflected in the summary topology of Fig. 1, are listed in Table 2. Note that several names identified as crown-level synonyms (e.g., Uranotheria, Eparctocyona) remain potentially useful as stem counterparts to the accepted crown taxa.

Asher and Helgen BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:102   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-102

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