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Phascolarctos cinereus  (Goldfuss, 1817)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552677

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Koala [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  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDiprotodontia Owen, 1866  
                                  SuborderVombatiformes Burnett, 1830  
                                     FamilyPhascolarctidae Owen, 1839 – koalas  
                                        GenusPhascolarctos de Blainville, 1816 – koalas  
                                           SpeciesPhascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817) – Koala  
       

 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: Phascolarctos cinereus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nowak, Ronald M.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Walker's Mammals of the World, vol. 1, 5th ed.   
  Page(s): 1629   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins UniversityPress   
  Publication Place: Baltimore and London   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-3970-X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Phascolarctos cinereus   
       
  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: Phascolarctos cinereus   
       
  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: Phascolarctos cinereus, Koala [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Australia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: U.S. ESA - Threatened; IUCN - Lower Risk (nt). Vulnerable  
    Comments: Subspecies are uncertain  
 

 

   

 
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