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Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (capybara)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Caviidae

Taxonomy
Sus hydrochaeris was named by Linnaeus (1766) [see ICZN Opinion 1894]. It is extant. It is the type species of Hydrochoerus.

It was recombined as Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris by Mones and Ojasti (1986) and International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1998); it was recombined as Hydrochoerus hydrochoeris by Prado et al. (1998); it was misspelled as Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris by Salles et al. (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1766Sus hydrochaeris Linnaeus p. 103
1766Cavia capybara Pallas
1777Hydrochaerus capybara Erxleben p. 193
1872Capiguara americana Liais p. 545
1883Hydrochoerus capybara Giebel p. 512
1889Hydrochoerus irroratus Ameghino p. 911
1914Hydrochoerus uruguayensis Ameghino and Rovereto p. 143
1968Hydrochoerus cololoi Berro p. 46
1986Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Mones and Ojasti p. 1
1998Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature p. 64
1998Hydrochoerus hydrochoeris Prado et al. p. 788
2006Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris Salles 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
subfamilyHydrochoerinae(Gill 1872)
genusHydrochoerus
specieshydrochaeris(Linnaeus 1766)

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