List of mammal genera

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There are currently 1260 genera, 156 families, 29 orders, and exactly 5877 species of described mammal, all in a single class.[1] Using Groves and Grubbs' Taxonomy of Ungulates[2] for the family Bovidae within Artiodactyla. The genus Bison is included within Bos in this classification. Many other recent advancements in mammal taxonomy have resulted in the description of new genera (Waiomys) and some genera have been combined (Uncia combined with Panthera), and other have been split (Niumbaha split from Glauconycteris).

Afrosoricida[edit]

Tenrecs (Tenrecidae, included in the Suborder Tenrecomorpha) and Golden Moles (Chrysochloridae, included in Suborder Chrysochloridea) are part of the African radiation of mammals known as Afrotheria, and there distribution consists of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. There are 54 species in 19 genera, 34 species are Tenrecs and Otter Shrews, and the other 20 species are Golden Moles. Tenrecs have a large diversity of species in Madagascar, with 31 species found there, while the 3 other species are found in the Central and West African Rain Forests. The 20 species of Golden Mole are found mostly in the East and South African Savannas and Desserts.


Artiodactyla[edit]

Artiodactyla is a large order of hoofed mammals, the Even-toed Ungulates. They are found nearly cosmopolitan, although no species are native to Australia or Antarctica. Broken into four suborder, Tylopoda (including Camelidae), Suina (including Suidae and Tayassuidae), Whippomorpha (including Hippopotamidae), and Ruminantia, which contains two Infraorders, Tragulina (including Tragulidae) and Pecora (including Moschidae, Cervidae, Bovidae, Antilocapridae, and Giraffidae). The taxonomy used for this order is based primarily on the Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2, including the subfamily and tribal affiliations in each family.*Family Camelidae Camels and Relatives

Carnivora[edit]

Cetacea[edit]

Chiroptera[edit]

Cingulata[edit]

Dasyuromorphia[edit]

Dermoptera[edit]

Didelphimorphia[edit]

Diprotodontia[edit]

Erinaceomorpha[edit]

Hyracoidea[edit]

Lagomorpha[edit]

Macroscelidea[edit]

Microbiotheria[edit]

Monotremata[edit]

Notoryctemorphia[edit]

Paucituberculata[edit]

Peramelemorphia[edit]

Perissodactyla[edit]

Pholidota[edit]

Pilosa[edit]

Primates[edit]

Proboscidea[edit]

Rodentia[edit]

Scandentia[edit]

Sirenia[edit]

Soricomorpha[edit]

Tubulidentata[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tree of Life Web Project". Tolweb.org. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ Groves, Colin; Grubb, Peter (2011). Ungulate Taxonomy. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 1421400936. 
  3. ^ "www.bucknell.edu/msw3". Bucknell.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-23.