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Mellivora capensis  (Schreber, 1776)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 621929

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Honey Badger [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderCaniformia Kretzoi, 1938 – dog-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyMustelidae Fischer, 1817 – mustelids  
                                        SubfamilyMustelinae Fischer, 1817 – wolverines, martens, weasels  
                                           GenusMellivora Storr, 1780  
                                              SpeciesMellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776) – Honey Badger  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis abyssinica Hollister, 1910  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis buechneri Baryshnikov, 2000  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis capensis (Schreber, 1776)  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis concisa Thomas and Wroughton, 1907  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis cottoni Lydekker, 1906  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis inaurita (Hodgson, 1836)  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis indica (Kerr, 1792)  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis leuconota Sclater, 1867  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis maxwelli Thomas, 1923  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis pumilio Pocock, 1946  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis signata Pocock, 1909  
                                                 Subspecies Mellivora capensis wilsoni Cheesman, 1920  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Mellivora capensis    
       
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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: Mellivora capensis   
       
  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: Mellivora capensis, Honey Badger [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Mellivora capensis   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix III (Ghana and Botswana); IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Synonyms allocated according to Baryshnikov (2000) and Vanderhaar and Hwang (2003)  
 

 

   

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