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Database


 

Taxonomy

Accepted name

Meles meles (Linnaeus 1758)

Taxonomic rank

Species

Taxonomic status

valid

Taxonomic comment

Debatable taxonomic status; Russian authorities recognize 3 distinct species of Meles: M. meles, M. leucurus(=M. leptorhynchus sensu ?gnev, 1931) & M. anakuma, Temminck, 1884 (Aristov A. A. & G. F. Baryshnikov 2001);

Taxonomic identifier

urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:305312


Nomenclature and Synonyms

Genus group name(s)

Taxonomic comment

Meles Brisson 1762 [genus]

no synonyms present in the database for this taxon

Species group name(s)

Original genus

Taxonomic comment

meles Linnaeus 1758 [species]

Ursus

Debatable taxonomic status; Russian authorities recognize 3 distinct species of Meles: M. meles, M. leucurus(=M. leptorhynchus sensu ?gnev, 1931) & M. anakuma, Temminck, 1884 (Aristov A. A. & G. F. Baryshnikov 2001);

meles Linnaeus 1758 [nominotypical subspecies]

Ursus


Taxonomic Hierarchy

Rank

Name

Kingdom

Animalia

Subkingdom

Eumetazoa

Phylum

Chordata

Subphylum

Vertebrata

Infraphylum

Gnathostomata

Class

Mammalia

Subclass

Eutheria

Order

Carnivora

Suborder

Caniformia

Family

Mustelidae

Genus

Meles

Species

meles

Subspecies

leucurus

Subspecies

meles



Distribution

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Experts

Name

Fauna Europaea status

Bogdanowicz, Prof. Dr Wieslaw

group coordinator

Bogdanowicz, Prof. Dr Wieslaw

taxonomic specialist

Zagorodniuk, Dr Igor

associate specialist


References

Accepted name:

Meles meles (Linnaeus 1758)

Author

Year

Title

Source

Aristov A. A. & G. F. Baryshnikov

2001

The mammals of Russia and adjacent territories. Carnivores and Pinnipeds

Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Peterburg, 560 pp. (in Russian)

Mitchell-Jones A. J., Amori G., Bogdanowicz W., Krystufek B., Reijnders P.J.H., Spitzenberger F., Stubbe M., Thissen J.B.M., Vohralik V. & J. Zima

1999

The atlas of European Mammals

Academic Press, London, 484 pp.

Species synonyms:

meles Linnaeus 1758 [nominotypical subspecies]

Author

Year

Title

Source

Mitchell-Jones A. J., Amori G., Bogdanowicz W., Krystufek B., Reijnders P.J.H., Spitzenberger F., Stubbe M., Thissen J.B.M., Vohralik V. & J. Zima

1999

The atlas of European Mammals

Academic Press, London, 484 pp.




 

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