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Murinae  Illiger, 1811
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552328

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subfamily  
  Synonym(s): Coniluridae Dahl, 1897
 
    Rattidae Burnett, 1830
 
    Hydromyinae Alston, 1876
 
    Phloeomyinae Alston, 1876
 
    Pseudomyinae Simpson, 1961
 
    Rhynchomyinae Thomas, 1897
 
    Arvicanthini Ducroz, Volobouev and Granjon, 2001
 
    Uromyini Lee, Baverstock and Watts, 1981
 
  Common Name(s): Old World rats [English]
 
    Old World mice [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Abditomys Musser, 1982  
                                              Genus Abeomelomys Menzies, 1990  
                                              Genus Aethomys Thomas, 1915 – African Rock Rats 
                                              Genus Anisomys Thomas, 1904  
                                              Genus Anonymomys Musser, 1981  
                                              Genus Apodemus Kaup, 1829 – Field Mice 
                                              Genus Apomys Mearns, 1905 – Philippine Forest Mice 
                                              Genus Archboldomys Musser, 1982  
                                              Genus Arvicanthis Lesson, 1842 – African Grass Rats 
                                              Genus Baiyankamys Hinton, 1943  
                                              Genus Bandicota Gray, 1873 – Bandicoot Rats 
                                              Genus Batomys Thomas, 1895 – Hairy-tailed Rats 
                                              Genus Berylmys Ellerman, 1947 – White-toothed Rats 
                                              Genus Brassomys Musser and Lunde, 2009  
                                              Genus Bullimus Mearns, 1905 – Philippine Rats 
                                              Genus Bunomys Thomas, 1910 – Hill Rats 
                                              Genus Canariomys Crusafont-Pairo and F. Petter, 1964  
                                              Genus Carpomys Thomas, 1895 – Luzon Tree Rats 
                                              Genus Chiromyscus Thomas, 1925  
                                              Genus Chiropodomys Peters, 1868 – Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse 
                                              Genus Chiruromys Thomas, 1888 – Tree Mice 
                                              Genus Chrotomys Thomas, 1895 – Philippine Striped Rats 
                                              Genus Coccymys Menzies, 1990 – Brush Mice 
                                              Genus Colomys Thomas and Wroughton, 1907  
                                              Genus Conilurus Ogilby, 1838 – Rabbit Rats 
                                              Genus Coryphomys Schaub, 1937  
                                              Genus Crateromys Thomas, 1895 – Bushy-tailed Cloud Rats 
                                              Genus Cremnomys Wroughton, 1912 – Indian Rats 
                                              Genus Crossomys Thomas, 1907  
                                              Genus Crunomys Thomas, 1897 – Philippine Shrew Rats 
                                              Genus Dacnomys Thomas, 1916  
                                              Genus Dasymys Peters, 1875 – Shaggy African Marsh Rats 
                                              Genus Dephomys Thomas, 1926  
                                              Genus Desmomys Thomas, 1910  
                                              Genus Diomys Thomas, 1917  
                                              Genus Diplothrix Thomas, 1916  
                                              Genus Echiothrix Gray, 1867  
                                              Genus Eropeplus Miller and Hollister, 1921  
                                              Genus Golunda Gray, 1837  
                                              Genus Grammomys Thomas, 1915 – African Thicket Rats 
                                              Genus Hadromys Thomas, 1911  
                                              Genus Haeromys Thomas, 1911 – Ranee Mice 
                                              Genus Halmaheramys Fabre, Pagčs, Musser, Fitriana, Semiadi and Helgen, 2013  
                                              Genus Hapalomys Blyth, 1859 – Marmoset Rats 
                                              Genus Heimyscus Misonne, 1969  
                                              Genus Hybomys Thomas, 1910 – Striped Mice 
                                              Genus Hydromys É. Geoffroy, 1804 – Water Rats 
                                              Genus Hylomyscus Thomas, 1926 – African Wood Mice 
                                              Genus Hyomys Thomas, 1904 – New Guinean Giant Rats 
                                              Genus Kadarsanomys Musser, 1981  
                                              Genus Komodomys Musser and Boeadi, 1980  
                                              Genus Lamottemys F. Petter, 1986  
                                              Genus Leggadina Thomas, 1910 – Australian Native Mice 
                                              Genus Lemniscomys Trouessart, 1881 – Striped Grass Mice 
                                              Genus Lenomys Thomas, 1898  
                                              Genus Lenothrix Miller, 1903  
                                              Genus Leopoldamys Ellerman, 1947 – Long-tailed Giant Rats 
                                              Genus Leporillus Thomas, 1906 – Australian Stick-nest Rats 
                                              Genus Leptomys Thomas, 1897 – New Guinean Water Rats 
                                              Genus Limnomys Mearns, 1905  
                                              Genus Lorentzimys Jentink, 1911  
                                              Genus Macruromys Stein, 1933 – New Guinean Rats 
                                              Genus Madromys Sody, 1941  
                                              Genus Malacomys Milne-Edwards, 1877 – African Swamp Rats 
                                              Genus Mallomys Thomas, 1898 – Woolly Rats 
                                              Genus Malpaisomys Hutterer, Lopez-Martinez and Michaux, 1988  
                                              Genus Mammelomys Menzies, 1996  
                                              Genus Margaretamys Musser, 1981 – Margareta's Rats 
                                              Genus Mastacomys Thomas, 1882  
                                              Genus Mastomys Thomas, 1915 – Multimammate Mice 
                                              Genus Maxomys Sody, 1936 – Oriental Spiny Rats 
                                              Genus Melasmothrix Miller and Hollister, 1921  
                                              Genus Melomys Thomas, 1922 – Mosaic-tailed Rats 
                                              Genus Mesembriomys Palmer, 1906 – Tree Rats 
                                              Genus Micaelamys Ellerman, 1941  
                                              Genus Microhydromys Tate and Archbold, 1941 – Lesser Shrew Mice 
                                              Genus Micromys Dehne, 1841  
                                              Genus Millardia Thomas, 1911 – Asian Soft-furred Rats 
                                              Genus Mirzamys Helgen and L. Helgen, 2009  
                                              Genus Muriculus Thomas, 1903  
                                              Genus Mus Linnaeus, 1758 – House Mice, Old World Mice 
                                              Genus Musserakis Hasegawa, Dewi and Asakawa, 2014  
                                              Genus Musseromys Heaney, Balete, Rickart, Veluz and Jansa, 2009  
                                              Genus Mylomys Thomas, 1906  
                                              Genus Myomyscus Shortridge, 1942  
                                              Genus Nesokia Gray, 1842 – Short-tailed Bandicoot Rats 
                                              Genus Nesoromys Thomas, 1922  
                                              Genus Nilopegamys Osgood, 1928  
                                              Genus Niviventer J. T. Marshall Jr., 1976 – White-bellied Rats 
                                              Genus Notomys Lesson, 1842 – Australian Hopping Mice 
                                              Genus Oenomys Thomas, 1904 – Rufous-nosed Rats 
                                              Genus Palawanomys Musser and Newcomb, 1983  
                                              Genus Papagomys Sody, 1941  
                                              Genus Parahydromys Poche, 1906  
                                              Genus Paraleptomys Tate and Archbold, 1941 – Montane Water Rats 
                                              Genus Paramelomys Rümmler, 1936  
                                              Genus Paruromys Ellerman, 1954 – Sulawesi Giant Rats 
                                              Genus Paucidentomys Esselstyn, Achmadi and Rowe, 2012  
                                              Genus Paulamys Musser, 1986  
                                              Genus Pelomys Peters, 1852 – Groove-toothed Swamp Rats 
                                              Genus Phloeomys Waterhouse, 1839 – Giant Cloud Rats 
                                              Genus Pithecheir Lesson, 1840 – Sunda Tree Rats 
                                              Genus Pithecheirops Emmons, 1993  
                                              Genus Pogonomelomys Rümmler, 1936 – New Guinean Brush Mice 
                                              Genus Pogonomys Milne-Edwards, 1877 – Prehensile-tailed Tree Mice 
                                              Genus Praomys Thomas, 1915 – African Soft-furred Mice 
                                              Genus Protochromys Menzies, 1996  
                                              Genus Pseudohydromys Rümmler, 1934 – New Guinean Shrew Mice 
                                              Genus Pseudomys Gray, 1832 – Australian Mice 
                                              Genus Rattus Fischer, 1803 – Old World Rats 
                                              Genus Rhabdomys Thomas, 1916  
                                              Genus Rhagamys Forsyth Major, 1905  
                                              Genus Rhynchomys Thomas, 1895 – Shrew Rats 
                                              Genus Saxatilomys Musser, Smith, Robinson and Lunde, 2005  
                                              Genus Solomys Thomas, 1922 – Naked-tailed Rats 
                                              Genus Sommeromys Musser and Durden, 2002  
                                              Genus Soricomys Balete, Rickart, Heaney, Alviola, M. V. Duya, M. R. M. Duya, Sosa and Jansa, 2012  
                                              Genus Spelaeomys Hooijer, 1957  
                                              Genus Srilankamys Musser, 1981  
                                              Genus Stenocephalemys Frick, 1914 – Ethiopian Narrow-headed Rats 
                                              Genus Stochomys Thomas, 1926  
                                              Genus Sundamys Musser and Newcomb, 1983 – Giant Sunda Rats 
                                              Genus Taeromys Sody, 1941 – Sulawesi Rats 
                                              Genus Tarsomys Mearns, 1905 – Long-footed Rats 
                                              Genus Tateomys Musser, 1969 – Greater Sulawesian Shrew Rats 
                                              Genus Thallomys Thomas, 1920 – Acacia Rats 
                                              Genus Thamnomys Thomas, 1907 – Thicket Rats 
                                              Genus Tokudaia Kuroda, 1943 – Ryukyu Spiny Rats 
                                              Genus Tonkinomys Musser, Lunde and Nguyen Truong Son, 2006  
                                              Genus Tryphomys Miller, 1910  
                                              Genus Uromys Peters, 1867 – Giant Naked-tailed Rats 
                                              Genus Vandeleuria Gray, 1842 – Long-tailed Climbing Mice 
                                              Genus Vernaya Anthony, 1941  
                                              Genus Waiomys Rowe, Achmadi and Esselstyn, 2014  
                                              Genus Xenuromys Tate and Archbold, 1941  
                                              Genus Xeromys Thomas, 1889  
                                              Genus Zelotomys Osgood, 1910 – Broad-headed Mice 
                                              Genus Zyzomys Thomas, 1909 – Australian Rock Rats 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Murinae    
       
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Murinae    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Murinae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McKenna, Malcolm C., and Susan K. Bell  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Murinae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Murinae   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Murinae   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Diagnosis employing molar and cranial traits, and enumeration of external, cranial, postcranial, dental, reproductive, and arterial characteristics presented by Carleton and Musser (1984). Contents of subfamily generally as presented by them except that Acomys, Lophuromys, and Uranomys, formerly considered murines (e.g., Carleton and Musser, 1984; Ellerman, 1941; Misonne, 1969; Musser and Carleton, 1993), are excluded and treated under subfamily Deomyinae. Murinae is characterized by a cohe...  
 

 

   

 
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