Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Mustela americana (American marten)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Mustela zibellina americana was named by Kerr (1792). It is extant.

It was recombined as Mustela americana by Turton (1806) and Allen (1895); it was recombined as Martes americana by Hay (1930), Hall (1936), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Mead and Mead (1989) and Marmi et al. (2004).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

View classification of included taxa

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1792Mustela zibellina americana Kerr
1806Mustela americana Turton
1895Mustela americana Allen p. 188
1926Martes caurina nobilis Hall p. 127
1930Martes americana Hay
1936Martes americana Hall
1980Martes nobilis Kurten and Anderson p. 148
1980Martes americana Kurten and Anderson p. 149
1989Martes americana Mead and Mead p. 145
1989Martes nobilis Mead and Mead p. 146
2004Martes americana Marmi et al. p. 489 figs. Fig. 2

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyMustelinaeFischer 1817
genusMustela
speciesamericana(Kerr 1792)

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