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Taxidea taxus marylandica

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Taxonomy
Taxidea marylandica was named by Gidley and Gazin (1933). Its type specimen is USNM 7990, a partial skeleton (skull, jaws, eleven vertebrate, and proximal half of the right humerus), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Cumberland Cave, which is in an Irvingtonian cave horizon in Maryland.

It was recombined as Taxidea taxus marylandica by Long (1964); it was synonymized subjectively with Taxidea taxus by Hall (1936), Hall and Kelson (1959) and Kurten and Anderson (1980).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Taxidea marylandica Gidley and Gazin p. 352
1938Taxidea marylandica Gidley and Gazin
1964Taxidea taxus marylandica Long p. 179

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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()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderCaniformiaKretzoi 1943
familyMustelidaeFischer 1817
subfamilyTaxidiinae(Pocock 1920)
genusTaxideaWaterhouse 1839
speciestaxus(Schreber 1778)
subspeciesmarylandica()

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