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Petromus typicus  A. Smith, 1831
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584689

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Dassie Rat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                        FamilyPetromuridae Tullberg, 1899  
                                           GenusPetromus A. Smith, 1831  
                                              SpeciesPetromus typicus A. Smith, 1831 – Dassie Rat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus ausensis Roberts, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus barbiensis Roberts, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus cinnamomeus Roberts, 1946  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus coetzeei Cabral, 1966  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus cunealis Thomas, 1926  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus greeni Lundholm, 1955  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus guinasensis Roberts, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus karasensis Roberts, 1946  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus kobosensis Roberts, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus majoriae Bradfield, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus namaquensis Roberts, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus pallidior Lundholm, 1955  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus tropicalis Thomas and Hinton, 1925  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus typicus A. Smith, 1831  
                                                 Subspecies Petromus typicus windhoekensis Roberts, 1938  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Petromus typicus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  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: Petromus typicus   
  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: Petromus typicus, Dassie Rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc). Common  
    Comments: Fifteen subspecies have been named but no attempt has been made to assess their validity or geographic limits, but see Roberts (1951). Karyotype has 2n=56 and FN=112 (George, 1980)  



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