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Mustela (Putorius) (polecat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Putorius was named by Cuvier (1817). It is extant.

It was reranked as Mustela (Putorius) by Boule and De Villeneuve (1927) and Kurten (1968).

It was assigned to Mustelina by Gray (1825); and to Mustela by Boule and De Villeneuve (1927) and Kurten (1968).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1817Putorius Cuvier
1825Putorius Gray p. 339
1927Mustela (Putorius) Boule and De Villeneuve p. 74
1968Mustela (Putorius) Kurten p. 98

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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
subfamilyMustelinaeFischer 1817
genusMustela
subgenusPutorius(Cuvier 1817)

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