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Taxonomic Hierarchy

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Names are organized in a hierarchy that includes Class, Order, Suborder, Family, Subfamily, Genus, Subgenus, Species and Subspecies.

First select an Order and then, click on the + or on a name itself to expand the list, and on the - to collapse the list. Navigate your way through the mammalian family tree by expanding and collapsing taxa.

Depending upon the rank, records may include the following fields:

  • Scientific name
  • Author's name and year described
  • Original publication citation
  • Common name
  • Type Species
  • Type Locality
  • Distribution
  • Comments
  • Status
  • Synonyms

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