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Lagostomus maximus  (Desmarest, 1817)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584708

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Viscaccia americana Schinz, 1825
    Lagostomus pamparum (Schinz, 1825)
    Lagostomus trichodactylus Brookes, 1828
  Common Name(s): Argentine Plains Viscacha [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  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyChinchillidae Bennett, 1833  
                                           GenusLagostomus Brookes, 1828  
                                              SpeciesLagostomus maximus (Desmarest, 1817) – Argentine Plains Viscacha  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Lagostomus maximus inmollis Thomas, 1910  
                                                 Subspecies Lagostomus maximus maximus (Desmarest, 1817)  
                                                 Subspecies Lagostomus maximus petilidens Hollister, 1914  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Lagostomus maximus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  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: Lagostomus maximus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Lagostomus maximus, Argentine Plains Viscacha [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Reviewed by Jackson et al. (1996). Karyotype has 2n=56 and FN=110 (George and Weir, 1974)  



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