Convention for Dental Terminology and Higher Taxonomy

The systematic accounts of identified taxa appear in the following chapters of part 2. All authors except Bell et al. (chapters 11, 19) follow Linnaean taxonomy above the genus level; Bell et al. conceptualize the higher taxa as monophyletic units and leave Linnaean ranks out of their treatment. In general, one author or group of collaborating authors analyzed all of the specimens of a given higher taxon. An exception is the leporids, in which specimens of the DMNH Velvet Room are identified and reported by Baxter (chapter 15) as part of her interest in DMNH materials, and those of the Pit are treated by Barnosky and Hopkins (chapter 16) in the context of their work on UCMP and CM localities.

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