Sub-family-Melinae (true badgers)
The American Bader was first described by Scheber in 1772. He originally classified it with the bears because of their close appearance. It was given the name Ursus taxus.
Taxidea Taxus is a multi-cellular, heterotrophic organism, in the Kingdom Animalia. They are Chordates because they have a notocord, pharyngeal slits, a nerve cord, and endostyle. They are in the subphylum Vertebrata because they have a backbone made up of bones. They are covered in hair and females produce milk for their young making them part of the Mammalia Class. Badgers are in the Order Carnivora due to their characteristic skull shape and their diet made up of mostly meat. They are in the weasel family, which is also know as the Family Mustelidae. They are a part of the sub-family Melinae, also known as true badgers.