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Cavia porcellus (guinea pig)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Taxonomy
Mus porcellus was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Cavia porcellus by Thomas (1911), Dunnum and Salazar-Bravo (2010) and Gava et al. (2012).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Mus porcellus Linnaeus p. 59
1766Cavia cobaya Pallas
1911Cavia porcellus Thomas p. 146
2010Cavia porcellus Dunnum and Salazar-Bravo p. 384
2012Cavia porcellus Gava et al. p. 9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
suborderHystricomorpha
infraorderHystricognathi(Tullberg 1899)
Caviomorpha(Wood and Patterson 1955)
superfamilyCavioideaFischer de Waldheim 1817
familyCaviidaeWaterhouse 1839
genusCaviaPallas 1766
speciesporcellus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available