Record Details

Scientific Name:
Echimyidae

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
Rank:
Infraorder
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Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

Data Quality Indicators

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

Taxonomic Hierarchy

- up to the kingdom

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Infrakingdom
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Subphylum
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Order
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Infraorder

- down one level

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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: This group is complex, and although several important revisions have occurred (Emmons and Vucetich, 1998; Emmons et al., 2002; Laura and Patton, 2000; Patton and Emmons, 1985), additional revisions are needed. The family includes the most primitive fossil New World hystricognaths from the Early Oligocene of Patagonia. Reig (1986) noted that some living taxa in this family with brachyodont and pentalophodont molars (Mesomys and Lonchothrix) are of the type expected in the ancestral New World...

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