Glires

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Glires
Temporal range: Early Paleocene - Recent65–0Ma
Kangaroo rat (Dipodomys)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Magnorder: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Euarchontoglires
(unranked): Glires
Orders

Glires (from Latin glīrēs, dormice) is a clade (sometimes ranked as grandorder) consisting of rodents and lagomorphs (rabbits, hares, and pikas). This hypothesis that these form a monophyletic group has been long debated based on morphological evidence, although recent morphological studies strongly support monophyly of Glires.[1]

Euarchontoglires
Glires

Rodentia (rodents)



Lagomorpha (rabbits, hares, pikas)



Euarchonta

Scandentia (treeshrews)


Primatomorpha

Dermoptera (flying lemurs)




Primates (†Plesiadapiformes, Strepsirrhini, Haplorrhini)







References[change | edit source]

  1. Meng and Wyss, 2001; Meng et al., 2003