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Orycteropus afer  (Pallas, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584927

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Aardvark [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 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderTubulidentata Huxley, 1872 – aardvarks  
                                  FamilyOrycteropodidae Gray, 1821  
                                     GenusOrycteropus G. Cuvier, 1798  
                                        SpeciesOrycteropus afer (Pallas, 1766) – Aardvark  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer adametzi Grote, 1921  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer aethiopicus Sundevall, 1843  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer afer (Pallas, 1766)  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer angolensis Zukowsky and Haltenorth, 1957  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer erikssoni Lönnberg, 1906  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer faradjius Hatt, 1932  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer haussanus Matschie, 1900  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer kordofanicus Rothschild, 1927  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer lademanni Grote, 1911  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer leptodon Hirst, 1906  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer matschiei Grote, 1921  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer observandus Grote, 1921  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer ruvanensis Grote, 1921  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer senegalensis Lesson, 1840  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer somalicus Lydekker, 1908  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer wardi Lydekker, 1908  
                                           Subspecies Orycteropus afer wertheri Matschie, 1898  
       

 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: Orycteropus afer    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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: Orycteropus afer   
       
  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: Orycteropus afer, Aardvark [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: Orycteropus afer, Aardvark [English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Least Concern  
    Comments: Reviewed by Melton (1976), Pocock (1924), and Shoshani et al. (1988, Mammalian Species, 300). Seventeen poorly defined subspecies are recognized (Meester, 1972b; Meester et al., 1986)  
 

 

   

 
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