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Neovison  Baryshnikov and Abramov, 1997
Taxonomic Serial No.: 726247

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Mustela Linnaeus, 1758
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2018   

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harding, Larisa E., and Felisa A. Smith  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mustela or Vison? Evidence for the taxonomic status of the American mink and a distinct biogeographic radiation of American weasels   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 52, no. 3   
  Page(s): 632-642   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.05.036   
  Reference for: Neovison   
  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: Neovison   

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  Comment: Baryshnikov and Abramov (1997) proposed Neovison as a subgenus of Mustela under the belief that subgenus Mustela (Vison) Gray, 1843 could not be used for North American mink/weasels; Abramov (2000) elevated Vison to generic status. However, Harding & Smith (2009:639) argue that Vison can be applied to this group, and has priority if Mustela vison, M. frenata, M. felipei, and M. africana are recognized to comprise a genus separate from Mustela. Since Harding & Smith also argued that additional studies should be undertaken before taking this action, ITIS is currently recognizing both the New World and Old World radiations of Mustela in genus Mustela pending further research  



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