Record Details

Scientific Name:
Octodontidae

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
Rank:
Infraorder
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Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

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Record Credibility Rating:
TWG standards met
Global Species Completeness:
complete
Currency Rating:
2010

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References

Expert(s):
Charles A. Woods. Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035
Other Sources:
website: Mammal Species of the World; http://nmnhgoph.si.edu/msw/
References:
Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 2005-10-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 1538-1600. 0-8018-8221-4. .
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1992-01-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, DC, USA. xviii + 1207. 1-56098-217-9. Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing.
McKenna, Malcolm C., and Susan K. Bell 1997-01-01. Classification of mammals above the species level. Columbia University Press. New York, New York, USA. 631. 0-231-11012-X. .

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Comments

Comments:
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: Sometimes considered the most primitive group of South American hystricognaths with numerous fossil genera from Oligocene on, but Reig (1986:418) reserved this distinction for the Echimyidae. Ctenomys is often placed here as a subfamily, and is closely related to octodontids (see comments under Ctenomyidae and in Cook et al. (1990:22-23). Chromosomal variation is not as conservative as previously thought, 2n=38-102 and includes the only known mammalian tetraploid (Gallardo et al., 1999). Mo...

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