Meles

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Meles meles, Boxhill, Surrey, England

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Caniformia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia

Familia: Mustelidae
Subfamilia: Mustelinae
Genus: Meles
Species: M. anakuma – M. leucurus – M. meles – †M. iberica

Name[edit]

Meles Brisson, 1762

Typus: [Ursus] meles Linnaeus, 1758.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Abramov, A. V., & Puzachenko, A. Y. (2013). The taxonomic status of badgers (Mammalia, Mustelidae) from southwest Asia based on cranial morphometrics, with the redescription of Meles canescens. Zootaxa 3681 (1): 44-58. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3681.1.2 reference page 
  • Brisson, M. J. (1762). Le regnum animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica sistens generalem animalium distributionem in classes IX, & duarum primarum classium, quadrupedum scilicet & cetaceorum, particularem dibvisionem in ordines, sectiones, genera & species. T. Haak, Paris: 13
  • Del Cerro, I., Marmi, J., Ferrando, A., Chashchin, P., Taberlet, P., & Bosch, M. (2010). Nuclear and mitochondrial phylogenies provide evidence for four species of Eurasian badgers (Carnivora). Zoologica scripta 39: 415–425. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00436.x
  • Meles in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Europäische Dachse
English: European Badgers
français: Blaireau européen
latviešu: Eirāzijas āpši
lietuvių: Barsukas
português: Texugo-europeu
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