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Taxon: Family Mustelidae Batsch, 1788 - weasels, badgers, skunks, and otters (mammal)
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Concise hierarchy

(Kingdom) Animalia - (Phylum) Chordata - (Class) Mammalia - (Order) Carnivora

Current position

Musteloidea (Parvorder) Kretzoi, 1929 Ref: C.J. Burgin et al., 2020: table 2 (p. 27).

Alternative positions

Arctoidea (Superfamily) Flower, 1869 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: 634.
Caniformia (Suborder) Kretzoi, 1943 Ref: M.J. Benton, 2015: 445.
Carnivora (Order) Bowdich, 1821 Ref: J. van der Land, 2001: 376.
Mustelida (Parvorder) Tedford, 1976 Ref: M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997: 260.
Musteloidea (Superfamily) Batsch, 1788 Ref: A.F. DeBlase, 1982: 1042.

Subsequent positions

Mustelida (Parvorder) Tedford, 1976

Original entries

Aelurocyon (Genus) Peterson, 1906
Amphicticeps (Genus) Matthew & Granger, 1924
Bathygale (Genus) Wolsan, 1993
Brachypsalis (Genus) Cope, 1890
Franconictis (Genus) Wolsan, 1993
Guloninae (Subfamily) Gray, 1825
Leptarctinae (Subfamily) Gazin, 1936
Luogale (Genus) Schmidt-Kittler, 1987
Lutrinae (Subfamily) Bonaparte, 1838
Megalictis (Genus) Matthew, 1907
Melinae (Subfamily) Bonaparte, 1838
Mellivorinae (Subfamily) Gray, 1865
Mephitinae (Subfamily) Bonaparte, 1845
Mustelinae (Subfamily) Batsch, 1788
Oligobunis (Genus) Cope, 1881
Paragale (Genus) Petter, 1967
Paroligobunis (Genus) Peterson, 1910
Plesictis (Genus) Pomel, 1846
Plesiogale (Genus) Pomel, 1847
Promartes (Genus) Riggs, 1942
Semantor (Genus) Orlov, 1931
Sivalictis (Genus) Pilgrim, 1932
Stromeriella (Genus) Dehm, 1950
Taxidiinae (Subfamily) Pocock, 1920
Zodiolestes (Genus) Riggs, 1942

Subsequent entries

Potamotherium (Genus) Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1833

Historical positions

Musteloidea (Parvorder) Kretzoi, 1929 Ref: C.J. Burgin et al., 2020: table 2 (p. 27).
Caniformia (Suborder) Kretzoi, 1943 Ref: M.J. Benton, 2015: 445.
Caniformia (Suborder) Kretzoi, 1943 Ref: D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2011: 59.
Caniformia (Suborder) Kretzoi, 1943 Ref: M.J. Benton, 2005: 402.
Caniformia (Suborder) Kretzoi, 1943 Ref: W.C. Wozencraft, 2005: 601.
Carnivora (Order) Bowdich, 1821 Ref: J. van der Land, 2001: 376.
Fissipedia (Suborder) (Blumenbach, 1791) Ref: 2000
Mustelida (Parvorder) Tedford, 1976 Ref: M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell, 1997: 260.
Carnivora (Order) Bowdich, 1821 Ref: Anonymous, 1995
Carnivora (Order) Bowdich, 1821 Ref: W.C. Wozencraft, 1993: 309; 6.
Carnivora (Order) Bowdich, 1821 Ref: G.B. Corbet & J.E. Hill, 1991: 105.
Arctoidea (Superfamily) Flower, 1869 Ref: R.L. Carroll, 1988: 634.
Musteloidea (Superfamily) Batsch, 1788 Ref: A.F. DeBlase, 1982: 1042.
Fissipedia (Suborder) (Blumenbach, 1791) Ref: T.I. Storer et al., 1979

Number of Subtaxa

2022 Available in Systema Naturae 2000 22g;58s;367ss; ‡2g;1s; †81g;12s
1989-present Systema Naturae 2000: 13 Jun 2022 [22g;58s;367ss; ‡2g; †81g]
2011 D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder: 59 22g;57s
2005 W.C. Wozencraft: 620 [22g;58s;367ss; ‡1s]
1997 M.C. McKenna & S.K. Bell [25g; ‡2g; †93g]
1993 W.C. Wozencraft 25g;65s
1991 G.B. Corbet & J.E. Hill [23g];~64[65]s
1982 A.F. DeBlase 5sf;27g
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