Periptychidae

Periptychidae

[‚per·əp′tik·ə‚dē]
(paleontology)
A family of extinct herbivorous mammals in the order Condylarthra distinguished by specialized, fluted teeth.
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A falta de un analogo morfologico viviente, se analizaron grupos de "condilartros" de America del Norte correspondientes a los Arctocyonidae, Hyopsodontidae, Mioclaenidae, Periptychidae y Phenacodontidae.
152-153) escapes me: why should paraphyly make me write 'Protungulatum + Triisodontine mesconychids + Hyopsodontidae + Periptychidae + Minchinella + Radinskya' in place of 'Condylarthra' when, seemingly and hopefully, all of these constituents gave rise to descendant radiations too?