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Meriones (jird)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Taxonomy
Meriones was named by Illiger (1811). It is extant.

It was assigned to Macropoda by Illiger (1811); to Dipina by Gray (1825); to Gerbillidae by Geraads (1980); and to Gerbillinae by Steppan et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1811Meriones Illiger p. 82
1825Meriones Gray p. 342
1980Meriones Geraads
2004Meriones Steppan et al. p. 539

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
Eumuroida
familyMuridaeIlliger 1811
subfamilyGerbillinae()
genusMeriones

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