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Mustela nivalis (least weasel)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Mustela nivalis was named by Linnaeus (1766) [not the original combination]. It is extant.

Subspecies
Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1766Mustela nivalis Linnaeus
1896Putorius rixosus Bangs
1968Mustela rixosa Kurten p. 103
1972Mustela rixosa Kurten
1980Mustela rixosa Kurten and Anderson p. 150
1984Mustela rixosa Anderson
1989Mustela nivalis Mead and Mead p. 149
2004Mustela nivalis Marmi et al. p. 489
2009Mustela nivalis Baryshnikov p. 85

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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
speciesnivalisLinnaeus 1766

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