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Classification of mammals above the species level

Author: Malcolm C McKenna; Susan K Bell; George Gaylord Simpson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
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Embracing more than 5,000 genera, distributed in 425 families and 46 orders, McKenna and Bell's Classification of Mammals is the most comprehensive work to date on the systematics, relationships, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm C McKenna; Susan K Bell; George Gaylord Simpson
ISBN: 023111012X 9780231110129 0231110138 9780231110136
OCLC Number: 37345734
Description: xii, 631 pages (1 folded) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction. Authorship ; Scope (Upper taxonomic limit ; Lower taxonomic limit ; Synonymy ; Use of taxa, incertiae sedis ; Range data) ; Bibliographic information --
History and theory of classification. Hierarchical subordination ; Binomial nomenclature ; Post-Linnaean nomenclature and its management ; Nonterminal taxa and obligatory terminal taxa ; Metataxa or apparent ancestors? ; Paleontological taxa and apparent ancestors ; Crown groups --
A classification of mammals. Order Platypoda : platypuses ; Order Tachyglossa : echidnas ; Order Multituberculata ; Order Amphidontoidea ; Order Spalacotherioidea ; Order Dryolestida ; Order Amphitheriida ; Order Deltatheroida ; Order Asiadelphia ; Order Yalkaparidontia ; Order Notoryctemorphia : marsupial moles ; Order Peramelia : bandicoots ; Order Diprotodontia : wombats, kangaroos, koalas, and kin ; Order Didelphimorphia : opossums and kin ; Order Paucituberculata : rat opossums and kin ; Order Sparassodonta ; Order Bibymalagasia ; Order Cingulata : armadillos and kin ; Order Pilosa : anteaters and sloths ; Order Mimotonida ; Order Lagomorpha : pikas and rabbits ; Order Mixodonta ; Order Rodentia : rodents ; Order Cimolesta ; Order Creodonta ; Order Carnivora : carnivores ; Order Chrysochloridea : golden moles ; Order Erinaceomorphia : hedgehogs, moles, and kin ; Order Soricomorpha : shrews, tenrecs, and kin ; Order Chiroptera : bats ; Order Primates : primates ; Order Scandentia : tree shrews ; Order Tubulidentata : aardvarks ; Order Dinocerata ; Order Procreodi ; Order Condylarthra ; Order Arctostylopida ; Order Cete ; Order Artiodactyla : pigs, camels, deer, giraffes, cattle, and kin ; Order Litopterna ; Order Notoungulata ; Order Astrapotheria ; Order Xenungulata ; Order Pyrotheria ; Order Perissodactyla : horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs ; Order Uranotheria, new --
Appendix A: Article 36 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature --
Appendix B: Mammaliaform and mammalian characters --
Appendix C: Some close mammalian outgroups (Nonmammalian mammaliaforms) --
Appendix D: Taxonomic suffixes denoting rank.
Responsibility: Malcolm C. McKenna and Susan K. Bell ; with contributions from George G. Simpson [and others].

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As a reference work especially for fossil mammals it is without rival. -- D. C. Kalthoff Pal ontologie An extremely useful book. -- F. S. Szalay Choice

 
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