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Vison  Gray, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1086054

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Mustela Linnaeus, 1758
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2018   
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harding, Larisa E., and Felisa A. Smith  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mustela or Vison? Evidence for the taxonomic status of the American mink and a distinct biogeographic radiation of American weasels   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 52, no. 3   
  Page(s): 632-642   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.05.036   
  Reference for: Vison   
       

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  Comment: Harding and Smith (2009:639) note that the American Mink (treated as Neovison vison in Wilson and Reeder eds. 2005), together with America weasels M. frenata, felipei, and africana, represents a New World radiation distinct from Eurasian Mustela. They propose these species be recognized as a genus separate from Mustela, arguing that, despite an earlier claim that it could not be used for a North American group, the senior available & applicable genus name for the group should be Vison Gray, 1843. Since Harding & Smith also argued that additional studies should be undertaken before taking this action, ITIS is currently recognizing both the New World and Old World radiations of Mustela in genus Mustela pending further research  
 

 

   

 
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