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Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Castor zibethicus was named by Linnaeus (1766). It is extant.

It was recombined as Fiber zibethicus by Leidy (1860) and Hollister (1911); it was recombined as Ondatra zibethica by Hibbard (1955); it was misspelled as Ondatra zibethica by Crile and Quiring (1940); it was recombined as Ondatra zibethicus by Kurten and Anderson (1980), Wilson and Reeder (1993) and Galewski et al. (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1766Castor zibethicus Linnaeus
1860Fiber zibethicus Leidy p. 113
1911Fiber nebrascensis Hollister
1911Fiber zibethicus Hollister
1940Ondatra zibethica Crile and Quiring p. 248
1955Ondatra zibethica Hibbard p. 216
1956Ondatra triradicatus Starrett
1966Ondatra nebrascensis Semken, Jr.
1976Ondatra nebrascensis Miller
1980Ondatra nebrascensis Kurten and Anderson p. 266
1980Ondatra zibethicus Kurten and Anderson p. 266
1993Ondatra nebrascensis Martin
1993Ondatra zibethicus Wilson and Reeder
2006Ondatra zibethicus Galewski et al.

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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
familyArvicolinae
tribeOndatrini()
genusOndatraLink 1795
specieszibethicus(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