How many species of mammals are there?

@article{Burgin2018HowMS,
  title={How many species of mammals are there?},
  author={Connor J Burgin and Jocelyn P. Colella and Philip L. Kahn and N. Upham},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
  year={2018},
  volume={99},
  pages={1 - 14}
}
Accurate taxonomy is central to the study of biological diversity, as it provides the needed evolutionary framework for taxon sampling and interpreting results. While the number of recognized species in the class Mammalia has increased through time, tabulation of those increases has relied on the sporadic release of revisionary compendia like the Mammal Species of the World (MSW) series. Here, we present the Mammal Diversity Database (MDD), a digital, publically accessible, and updateable list… Expand
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