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Spilogale putorius (eastern spotted skunk)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mephitidae

Taxonomy
Viverra putorius was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Mephitis putorius by Cope (1896); it was considered a nomen vanum by Allen (1901); it was recombined as Spilogale putorius by Thomas (1911), Hay (1923), Hay (1930), Hall (1936), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Mead and Mead (1989), Baskin (1998) and Marmi et al. (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Viverra putorius Linnaeus
1820Mephitis interrupta Rafinesque
1859Mephitis quaterlinearis Winans
1865Spilogale interrupta Gray
1869Hemiacis perdicida Cope
1888Mephitis perdicida Schlosser
1890Spilogale gracilis Merriam
1890Spilogale indianola Merriam
1890Spilogale interrupta Merriam
1893Mephitis perdicida Zittel
1896Mephitis putorius Cope
1898Spilogale ambarvalis Bangs p. 222
1898Spilogale perdicida Trouessart
1899Galera perdicida Schlosser
1902Spilogale perdicida Hay
1904Spilogale perdicida Trouessart
1911Spilogale putorius Thomas p. 137
1923Spilogale putorius Hay
1930Spilogale putorius Hay
1933Spilogale marylandensis Gidley and Gazin p. 351
1936Spilogale interrupta Hall
1936Spilogale putorius Hall
1942Spilogale pedroensis Gazin
1955Spilogale interrupta Hibbard p. 220
1955Spilogale interrupta Miller and Kellogg
1968Spilogale gracilis Mead
1980Spilogale gracilis Kurten and Anderson
1980Spilogale putorius Kurten and Anderson p. 162
1985Spilogale gracilis Harris
1989Spilogale putorius Mead and Mead p. 151
1998Spilogale putorius Baskin
2004Spilogale putorius Marmi et al. p. 489 figs. Fig. 2

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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
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Mustelida
familyMephitidaeBonaparte 1845
genusSpilogaleGray 1865
speciesputorius()

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