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Taxonomic Revision of the North American Badger, Taxidea taxus

Charles A. Long
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 53, No. 4 (Nov., 1972), pp. 725-759
DOI: 10.2307/1379211
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1379211
Page Count: 35
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Taxonomic Revision of the North American Badger, Taxidea taxus
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Abstract

The taxonomy of Taxidea taxus is reviewed based on a study of approximately 1000 specimens. Four Recent subspecies are recognized. Their distributions are mapped. Clinal variation in T. t. taxus is discussed. Synonymies are provided, and comments on sexual dimorphism, individual variation, nomenclature, type-localities, speciation, and zoogeography are included.

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