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Dendrohyrax dorsalis  (Fraser, 1854)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584907

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Western Tree Hyrax [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  
                               OrderHyracoidea Huxley, 1869 – cories, dassies, Hyraxes  
                                  FamilyProcaviidae Thomas, 1892  
                                     GenusDendrohyrax Gray, 1868 – Tree Hyraxes  
                                        SpeciesDendrohyrax dorsalis (Fraser, 1854) – Western Tree Hyrax  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Dendrohyrax dorsalis dorsalis (Fraser, 1854)  
                                           Subspecies Dendrohyrax dorsalis emini Thomas, 1887  
                                           Subspecies Dendrohyrax dorsalis latrator (Thomas, 1910)  
                                           Subspecies Dendrohyrax dorsalis marmota (Thomas, 1901)  
                                           Subspecies Dendrohyrax dorsalis nigricans (Peters, 1879)  
                                           Subspecies Dendrohyrax dorsalis sylvestris (Temminck, 1855)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Duane A. Schlitter  
  Notes: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843, dschlitter@wfscgate.tamu.edu   
  Reference for: Dendrohyrax dorsalis    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Jones, Clyde  
  Publication Date: 1978   
  Article/Chapter Title: Dendrohyrax dorsalis   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 113   
  Page(s): 1-4   
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: May be found online at http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0076-3519%2819781229%292%3A0%3A113%3C1%3ADD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-N   
  Reference for: Dendrohyrax dorsalis   
       
  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: Dendrohyrax dorsalis   
       
  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: Dendrohyrax dorsalis, Western Tree Hyrax [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: Dendrohyrax dorsalis, Western Tree Hyrax [English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: See C. Jones (1978, Mammalian Species, 113)  
    The date of publication for the species Dendrohyrax dorsalis, originally Hyrax dorsalis, is apparently mid-1954 (no earlier than 23 May). The date for a currently-recognized subspecies D. d. sylvestris (fide Wilson & Reeder, eds., 2005) may be 1853, and if that is the case then sylvestris should take priority for the species name over dorsalis. Pending further clarification on these issues, ITIS is following the years for these taxa as given by Jones (1978), which supports recent usage  
 

 

   

 
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