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Chinchilla chinchilla  (Lichtenstein, 1829)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825300

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Chinchilla brevicaudata Waterhouse, 1848
  Common Name(s): Short-tailed Chinchilla [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  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyChinchillidae Bennett, 1833  
                                           GenusChinchilla Bennett, 1829  
                                              SpeciesChinchilla chinchilla (Lichtenstein, 1829) – Short-tailed Chinchilla  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Chinchilla chinchilla boliviana Brass, 1911  
                                                 Subspecies Chinchilla chinchilla chinchilla (Lichtenstein, 1829)  

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  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: Chinchilla chinchilla, Short-tailed Chinchilla [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I (non-domesticated forms only); U.S. ESA - Endangered as C. brevicauda boliviana; IUCN - Critically Endangered as C. brevicauda  
    Comments: Recognized as brevicauda by Cabrera (1961) and Woods (1993) but see Osgood (1943) and Anderson (1997). Pine et al. (1979) included brevicaudata in lanigera without comment  



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