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Erethizon dorsatum (North American porcupine)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Erethizontidae

Taxonomy
Hystrix dorsata was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Erethizon dorsatum by Cuvier (1822), Thomas (1911), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Frazier (1981) and Hulbert (1997).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Hystrix dorsata Linnaeus
1822Erethizon dorsatum Cuvier
1835Erethizon epixanthus Brandt
1871Erethizon cloacinum Cope
1904Erethizon godfreyi Allen
1911Erethizon dorsatum Thomas p. 145
1936Erethizon epixanthum Ayer p. 608
1970Coendou cumberlandicus White
1980Coendou cumberlandicus Kurten and Anderson p. 272
1980Erethizon dorsatum Kurten and Anderson p. 273
1981Erethizon dorsatum Frazier
1997Erethizon dorsatum Hulbert, Jr. p. 623

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
suborderHystricomorpha
infraorderHystricognathi(Tullberg 1899)
Caviomorpha(Wood and Patterson 1955)
superfamilyErethizontoideaBonaparte 1845
familyErethizontidaeBonaparte 1845
genusErethizonCuvier 1822
speciesdorsatum()

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