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Sarcophilus harrisii  (Boitard, 1841)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709400

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Tasmanian Devil [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  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  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDasyuromorphia Gill, 1872  
                                  FamilyDasyuridae Goldfuss, 1820  
                                     SubfamilyDasyurinae Goldfuss, 1820  
                                        TribeDasyurini Goldfuss, 1820  
                                           GenusSarcophilus F. G. Cuvier, 1837 – Tasmanian devil  
                                              SpeciesSarcophilus harrisii (Boitard, 1841) – Tasmanian Devil  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Sarcophilus harrisii dixonae Werdelin, 1987  
                                                 Subspecies Sarcophilus harrisii harrisii (Boitard, 1841)  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  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   
  Reference for: Sarcophilus harrisii, Tasmanian Devil [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Comments: Groves (1993) called this species S. laniarius Owen, 1838, which was based on Pleistocene specimens from Wellington Caves, New South Wales. Werdelin (1987:9) argued that the Pleistocene and recent Sarcophilus were only subspecifically distinct, and as Owen's name antedates Boitard's (a replacement name for Didelphis ursina Harris, 1808 [preoccupied by Didelphis ursina Shaw, 1800]) by three years, laniarius must take precedence. Inspection of Werdelin (1987, Tables 1 and 2) shows, however, t...  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc). Common  



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