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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Multituberculata
Family: Cimolomyidae
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Cimolomyidae is a family of fossil mammals within the extinct order Multituberculata. Representatives are known from the Upper Cretaceous and the Paleocene of North America and perhaps Mongolia.
For the technically minded, this family is part of the suborder of Cimolodonta. Other than that, their systematic relationships are hard to define. Some authors have placed the taxon within Taeniolabidoidea. Kielan-Jaworowska and Hurum (2001) expressly don't.

Taxon: Cimolomyidae Marsh, 1889
Reference: Marsh (1889), Discovery of Cretaceous Mammalia. Part II. Am. J. of Sci., 3, 38, p.81-92.

Page reference: Page reference: Kielan-Jaworowska Z & Hurum JH (2001), Phylogeny and Systematics of multituberculate mammals. Paleontology 44, p.389-429.

(This information has been derived from [1] (http://home.arcor.de/ktdykes/cimolod.htm) MESOZOIC MAMMALS; 'basal' Cimolodonta, Cimolomyidae, Boffiidae and Kogaionidae, an internet directory. As that's my webpage, there are no issues of copyright. Trevor Dykes)

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