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Xerus (African ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Taxonomy
Xerus was named by Hemprich and Ehrenberg (1833). It is extant.

It was assigned to Sciuridae by McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Xerini by Mercer and Roth (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1833Xerus Hemprich and Ehrenberg
1997Xerus McKenna and Bell
2003Xerus Mercer and Roth

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilySciuroidea
familySciuridae
tribeXerini
genusXerusHemprich and Ehrenberg 1833

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