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Desmana moschata (Russian desman)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Taxonomy
Castor moschatus was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Desmana moschata by Linnaeus (1758), Thomas (1911), Kurten (1968) and Rümke (1985).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Desmana moschata Linnaeus
1758Castor moschatus Linnaeus p. 59
1911Desmana moschata Thomas p. 146
1968Desmana moschata Kurten p. 48
1985Desmana moschata Rümke p. 184

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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
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
orderLipotyphlaHaeckel 1866
familyTalpidae(Fischer de Waldheim 1817)
genusDesmanaGuldenstaedt 1777
speciesmoschata()

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. G. Rümke 1985the mean length of the p2 is about 2.24 mm, the mean length of the p3 is about 2.12 mm, the mean length of the p4 is about 2.71 mm; the p2/p3 ratio is about 1.06. The p1 is single rooted.
The mean length of the C is about 2.33 mm, the mean length of the P2 is about 2.35 mm, the mean length of the P3 is about 1.96 mm; the P2/P3 ratio is about 1.20. The P1 is single rooted.