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Aonyx capensis (African clawless otter)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Lutra capensis was named by Schinz (1821). It is extant.

It was recombined as Aonyx capensis by Allen (1919), Willemsen (1992), Marmi et al. (2004) and Cherin et al. (2016).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Lutra capensis Schinz
1823Lutra inunguis Cuvier
1827Aonyx delalandi Lesson
1919Aonyx capensis Allen p. 23
1992Aonyx capensis Willemsen p. 114
2004Aonyx capensis Marmi et al. p. 489
2016Aonyx capensis Cherin et al. p. 100 figs. Fig. 9

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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()
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
genusAonyxLesson 1827
speciescapensis(Schinz 1821)

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