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Potoroidae  Gray, 1821
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552322

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDiprotodontia Owen, 1866  
                                  SuborderMacropodiformes Ameghino, 1889  
                                     FamilyPotoroidae Gray, 1821  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Genus Aepyprymnus Garrod, 1875 – rufous rat-kangaroos 
                                        Genus Bettongia Gray, 1837 – short-nosed 'rat'-kangaroos 
                                        Genus Caloprymnus Thomas, 1888  
                                        Genus Potorous Desmarest, 1804 – potoroos 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Colin P. Groves  
  Notes: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia   
  Reference for: Potoroidae    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Potoroidae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Potoroidae   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Separated from Macropodidae by Archer and Bartholamai (1978), but Burk et al. (1998) proposed to reunite them on the basis that they form a clade relative to Hypsiprymnodon. Burk and Springer (2000) found that Potorous is strongly distinct from the other genera and separated from them little, if at all, later than the divergence of the Macropodidae; consequently, they considered the monophyly of the Potoroidae in doubt  
 

 

   

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