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Cricetus

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Cricetus was named by Leske (1779) [attributed by Allen 1895 to Kerr 1792 (apparently in error)]. It is extant. Its type is Cricetus cricetus.

It was assigned to Murina by Illiger (1811); to Cricetina by Gray (1825); to Cricetini by Baskin (1978); and to Cricetidae by McKenna and Bell (1997).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1779Cricetus Leske p. 168
1811Cricetus Illiger p. 85
1825Cricetus Gray p. 342
1978Cricetus Baskin p. 133
1997Cricetus McKenna and Bell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilyCricetinaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
tribeCricetiniSimpson 1945
genusCricetusLeske 1779

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