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Bassariscus astutus (ringtail)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Procyonidae

Taxonomy
Bassaris astutus was named by Lichtenstein (1830). It is extant. It is the type species of Bassariscus.

It was recombined as Bassariscus astutus by Hay (1902), Schultz and Howard (1935), Kurten and Anderson (1980) and Baskin (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1830Bassaris astutus Lichtenstein
1902Bassariscus astutus Hay p. 764
1935Bassariscus astutus Schultz and Howard p. 283
1942Bassariscus sonoitensis Skinner
1980Bassariscus astutus Kurten and Anderson p. 177
1980Bassariscus sonoitensis Kurten and Anderson p. 177
2004Bassariscus astutus Baskin p. 709

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
RankNameAuthor
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
Boreoeutheria
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivora
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
infraorderCanoidea(Simpson 1931)
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Mustelida
familyProcyonidaeGray 1825
subfamilyProcyoninaeGray 1825
tribeProcyoniniGray 1825
genusBassariscusCoues 1887
speciesastutus(Lichtenstein 1830)

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.

Bassariscus astutus Lichtenstein 1830 [ringtail]
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Invalid names: Bassariscus sonoitensis Skinner 1942 [synonym]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealg
Diet: frugivoref
Diet 2: carnivoref
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2011-04-25 11:56:55
Modified: 2011-04-24 20:56:55
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Nowak 1991, Hendy et al. 2009, Gebo and Rose 1993, Ji et al. 2002, Lillegraven 1979

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Pleistocene to the top of the Holocene or 0.12900 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (10 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Irvingtonian - Rancholabrean1.8 - 0.012USA (California) Bassariscus astutus (20323)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117Mexico (Puebla) Bassariscus astutus (71308)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (high glacial)0.129 - 0.0117USA (New Mexico) Bassariscus sp. (76060)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117USA (New Mexico) Bassariscus astutus (93281)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117Mexico (Nuevo Leon) Bassariscus astutus (71345)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene (late glacial)0.129 - 0.0USA (Arizona) Bassariscus astutus (93374)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0USA (Texas) Bassariscus astutus (74474)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0USA (Arizona) Bassariscus astutus (63710 63724 233123)