Megapedetes pentadactylus MacInnes, 1957

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  • Title: Megapedetes pentadactylus MacInnes, 1957
  • Type status: Part of Paratype
  • Specific epithet: pentadactylus
  • Scientific name authorship: MacInnes, 1957
  • Recorded by: Louis S. Leakey; b.07 August 1903; d.01 October 1972; Leakey
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Locality: Wanyama, Rusinga Island
  • Latest era or highest erathem: Cenozoic
  • Latest eon or highest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Identified by: D. G MacInnes; MacInnes
  • Higher geography: Africa; Kenya; Wanyama, Rusinga Island; Africa; Kenya
  • Higher classification: Animalia; Chordata; Vertebrata; Mammalia; Rodentia; Pedetidae
  • Group: Rusinga Group
  • Genus: Megapedetes
  • Family: Pedetidae
  • Earliest period or lowest system: Neogene
  • Earliest era or lowest erathem: Cenozoic
  • Earliest epoch or lowest series: Miocene
  • Earliest eon or Lowest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Earliest age or Lowestst age: Burdigalian
  • Country: Kenya
  • Continent: Africa
  • Class: Mammalia


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