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Chinchilla lanigera  Bennett, 1829
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825433

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Chinchilla lanigera (Molina, 1782)
    Chinchilla chincilla (Fischer de Waldheim, 1814)
    Chinchilla velligera Prell, 1934
  Common Name(s): Long-tailed Chinchilla [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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 lanigera Bennett, 1829 – Long-tailed Chinchilla  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Chinchilla lanigera    
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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 lanigera, Long-tailed Chinchilla [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I; IUCN - Vulnerable  
    Comments: See Jimenez (1996) for current status of wild populations. Karyotype has 2n=64 and FN=126 (George and Weir, 1974)  
    Woods & Kilpatrick (2005) mention published suggestions that "Molina's (1782) Mus laniger was a composite based on no known specimens," and that Bennett's (1829) use of Chinchilla lanigera, although derived from Molina's Mus laniger, made the name available there in its own right. Modern uses of Molina's name will generally correspond to the current use of Bennett's name  



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