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Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Ursus melanoleucus was named by David (1869). It is extant.

It was recombined as Ailuropus melanoleucus by Milne-Edwards (1871); it was recombined as Aeluropus melanoleucus by Flower and Lydekker (1891); it was recombined as Ailuropoda melanoleuca by Milne-Edwards (1870), Ewer (1973), Chorn and Hoffman (1978), Waits et al. (1999) and Jin et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Ursus melanoleucus David p. 13
1870Ailuropoda melanoleuca Milne-Edwards p. 1
1871Ailuropus melanoleucus Milne-Edwards p. 88
1891Aeluropus melanoleucus Flower and Lydekker p. 560
1973Ailuropoda melanoleuca Ewer
1978Ailuropoda melanoleuca Chorn and Hoffman p. 1
1999Ailuropoda melanoleuca Waits et al. p. 90
2007Ailuropoda melanoleuca Jin et al. p. 10935

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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()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Ursida
superfamilyUrsoideaFischer de Waldheim 1817
familyUrsidaeGray 1825
subfamilyAiluropodinae
genusAiluropodaMilne-Edwards 1870
speciesmelanoleuca(David 1869)

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