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Hydrochoerinae  Gray, 1825
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825244

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subfamily  
  Synonym(s): Hydrochaeridae Gray, 1825
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                        FamilyCaviidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           SubfamilyHydrochoerinae Gray, 1825  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Hydrochoerus Brisson, 1762  
                                              Genus Kerodon F. Cuvier, 1825  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): McKenna, Malcolm C., and Susan K. Bell  
  Publication Date: 1997   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Classification of mammals above the species level   
  Page(s): 631   
  Publisher: Columbia University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-231-11012-X   
  Reference for: Hydrochoerinae   
  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: Hydrochoerinae   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Molecular data (Rowe and Honeycutt, 2002) clearly support the inclusion of Hydrochoeris within the Caviidae. Kerodon is included due to the consistently observed sister taxon relationship between Hydrochoerus and Kerodon (dos Reis, 1994; Rowe and Honeycutt, 2002; Woods, 1984). Several distinct linages of the Hydrochoerinae are known in the fossil record and some fossil forms extend into North America during the late Pliocene and Pleistocene (Mones, 1984)  
    According to McKenna & Bell (1997:202), the family-group name is based on Hydrocharina Gray 1825:341. Gill (1872) established the spelling Hydrochoeridae, and Cabrera (1961) changed it to Hydrochaeridae. Note also that that the generic name Hydrochoerus Brisson 1762 has been restored by ICZN Opinion 1894 (1998)  



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