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Ictonyx libycus  (Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 726287

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

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                        SubfamilyIctonychinae Pocock, 1922 – grisons, marbled polecat, striped polecats  
                                           GenusIctonyx Kaup, 1835 – striped polecats  
                                              SpeciesIctonyx libycus (Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833) – Saharan Striped Polecat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Ictonyx libycus libycus (Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833) – Saharan Striped Polecat, Libyan Striped Weasel 
                                                 Subspecies Ictonyx libycus multivittatus (Wagner, 1841)  
                                                 Subspecies Ictonyx libycus oralis (Thomas and Hinton, 1920)  
                                                 Subspecies Ictonyx libycus rothschildi (Thomas and Hinton, 1920)  

  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Ictonyx libycus    
  Other Source(s):    
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  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   
  Reference for: Ictonyx libycus, Saharan Striped Polecat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: Thomas and Hinton (1920), and Baryshnikov and Abramov (1997, 1998) placed it in Poecilictis. Synonyms allocated according to G. M. Allen (1939) and Ellerman et al. (1953)  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) [as Ictonyx libyca]  
    Mistakenly given as "Ictonyx libyca" in Wilson & Reeder (eds., 2005), and in other sources. Ictonyx is masculine  



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