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Cryptomys  Gray, 1864
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584601

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Coetomys Gray, 1864
    Typhloryctes Fitzinger, 1867
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          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  
                                        FamilyBathyergidae Waterhouse, 1841  
                                           SubfamilyBathyerginae Waterhouse, 1841  
                                              GenusCryptomys Gray, 1864  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Cryptomys amatus (Wroughton, 1907) – Zambian Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys anselli Burda, Zima, Scharff, Macholán and Kawalika, 1999 – Ansell's Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys bocagei (de Winton, 1897) – Bocage's Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys damarensis (Ogilby, 1838) – Damara Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys darlingi (Thomas, 1895) – Darling's Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys foxi (Thomas, 1911) – Nigerian Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys hottentotus (Lesson, 1826) – Southern African Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys kafuensis Burda, Zima, Scharff, Macholán and Kawalika, 1999 – Kafue Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys mechowi (Peters, 1881) – Giant Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys ochraceocinereus (Heuglin, 1864) – Ochre Mole-rat 
                                                 Species Cryptomys zechi (Matschie, 1900) – Togo Mole-rat 

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Cryptomys    
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  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: Cryptomys   
  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: Cryptomys   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Originally a subgenus of Georychus; a relationship generally not supported by molecular data (Allard and Honeycutt, 1992; Honeycutt et al., 1991; Janecek et al., 1992; Nevo et al., 1987; Walton et al., 2000), which suggest a sister taxon relationship between Georychus and Bathyergus. This genus has long been problematic because of extreme morphological variation and is in need of further revision  



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