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Choloepus didactylus (Linnaeus's two toed sloth)

Mammalia - Megalonychidae

Taxonomy
Bradypus didactylus was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Choloepus didactylus by Thomas (1911), Adam (1999) and Nyakatura and Fischer (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Bradypus didactylus Linnaeus p. 35
1795Bradypus curi Link
1795Bradypus unau Link
1871Choloepus guianensis Fitzinger p. 399
1871Choloepus braziliensis Fitzinger p. 403
1871Choloepus didactylus columbianus Gray p. 432
1911Choloepus didactylus Thomas p. 132
1913Choloepus florenciae Allen p. 469
1922Choloepus napensis Lönnberg p. 18
1999Choloepus didactylus Adam p. 1
2010Choloepus didactylus Nyakatura and Fischer p. 1

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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
Americatheria
Xenarthra()
infraorderPilosaFlower 1883
familyMegalonychidaeGervais 1855
genusCholoepus
speciesdidactylus()

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