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Spalax

Mammalia - Rodentia - Spalacidae

Taxonomy
Spalax was named by Güldenstadt (1770). It is extant. Its type is Spalax microphthalmus.

It was assigned to Murina by Illiger (1811); to Cricetidae by McKenna and Bell (1997); and to Spalacinae by de Bruijn et al. (1970) and Steppan et al. (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1770Spalax Güldenstadt
1777Glis Erxleben
1811Spalax Illiger p. 86
1970Spalax de Bruijn et al. p. 559
1997Spalax McKenna and Bell
2004Spalax Steppan et al. p. 539

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familySpalacidae
subfamilySpalacinaeThomas 1896
genusSpalaxGüldenstadt 1770

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