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Mephitis mephitis (striped skunk)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mephitidae

Taxonomy
Viverra mephitis was named by Schreber (1776). It is extant.

It was considered a nomen vanum by Allen (1901); it was considered a nomen dubium by Thomas (1911); it was recombined as Mephitis mephitis by Geoffroy and Cuvier (1795), Allen et al. (1902), Hall (1936), Lundelius (1972), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Mead and Mead (1989), Wilson and Reeder (1993) and Marmi et al. (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1776Viverra mephitis Schreber
1786Viverra nigra Peale and Palisot de Beauvois
1792Viverra mephitica Shaw
1795Mephitis mephitis Geoffroy and Cuvier
1798Mustela putida Cuvier
1832Mephitis mesomelas Lichtenstein
1842Mephitis putida Boitard
1858Mephitis occidentalis Baird
1875Mephitis frontata Coues
1895Mephitis mephitica Bangs
1896Mephitis mephitica Bangs
1901Mephitis mephitica Allen p. 333
1901Mephitis putida Allen p. 333
1901Mephitis mesomelas Allen p. 334
1902Mephitis mephitis Allen et al. p. 115
1908Mephitis mephitica Brown
1936Mephitis mephitis Hall
1937Mephitis mesomelas Hibbard p. 233
1938Mephitis nigra Gidley and Gazin
1972Mephitis mephitis Lundelius, Jr.
1980Mephitis mephitis Kurten and Anderson p. 164
1989Mephitis mephitis Mead and Mead p. 151
1993Mephitis mephitis Wilson and Reeder
2004Mephitis mephitis Marmi et al. p. 489 figs. Fig. 2

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
genusMephitisCuvier 1800
speciesmephitis(Schreber 1776)

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