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List of mammal genera

There are currently 1260 genera, 156 families, 29 orders, and exactly 5877 species of described mammal, all in a single class.[1] Using Groves and Grubbs' Taxonomy of Ungulates[2] for the family Bovidae within Artiodactyla. The genus Bison is included within Bos in this classification and the genera Nyala (nyala), Strepsiceros (greater kudu), and Ammelaphus (lesser kudu) are all distinct genera from Tragelaphus (sitatunga, bushbuck, gedemsa or mountain nyala, and the bongo), this is supported by mtDNA. Many other recent advancements in mammal taxonomy have resulted in the description of new genera (Waiomys) and some genera have been combined (Uncia combined with Panthera), and other have been split (Niumbaha split from Glauconycteris).

Contents

  • Afrosoricida 1
  • Artiodactyla 2
  • Carnivora 3
  • Cetacea 4
  • Chiroptera 5
  • Cingulata 6
  • Dasyuromorphia 7
  • Dermoptera 8
  • Didelphimorphia 9
  • Diprotodontia 10
  • Erinaceomorpha 11
  • Hyracoidea 12
  • Lagomorpha 13
  • Macroscelidea 14
  • Microbiotheria 15
  • Monotremata 16
  • Notoryctemorphia 17
  • Paucituberculata 18
  • Peramelemorphia 19
  • Perissodactyla 20
  • Pholidota 21
  • Pilosa 22
  • Primates 23
  • Proboscidea 24
  • Rodent 25
  • Scandentia 26
  • Sirenia 27
  • Soricomorpha 28
  • Tubulidentata 29
  • See also 30
  • References 31

Afrosoricida

Tenrecs (Tenrecidae) and Golden Moles (Chrysochloridae) are part of the African radiation of mammals known as Afrotheria, and there distribution consists of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. There are 54 species in 19 genera, 34 species are Tenrecs and Otter Shrews, and the other 20 species are Golden Moles. Tenrecs have a large diversity of species in Madagascar, with 31 species found there, while the 3 other species are found in the Central and West African Rain Forests. The 20 species of Golden Mole are found mostly in the East and South African Savannas and Desserts.

Artiodactyla

Carnivora

Cetacea

Chiroptera

Cingulata

Dasyuromorphia

Dermoptera

Didelphimorphia

Diprotodontia

Erinaceomorpha

Hyracoidea

Lagomorpha

Macroscelidea

Microbiotheria

Monotremata

Notoryctemorphia

Paucituberculata

Peramelemorphia

Perissodactyla

Pholidota

Pilosa

Primates

Proboscidea

Rodentia

Scandentia

Sirenia

Soricomorpha

Tubulidentata

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tree of Life Web Project". Tolweb.org. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ Groves, Colin; Grubb, Peter (2011). Ungulate Taxonomy. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press.  
  3. ^ "www.bucknell.edu/msw3". Bucknell.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
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