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Chaetomys subspinosus  (Olfers, 1818)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584790

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Bristle-spined 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  
                                        FamilyErethizontidae Bonaparte, 1845 – New World porcupines  
                                           SubfamilyChaetomyinae Thomas, 1897  
                                              GenusChaetomys Gray, 1843  
                                                 SpeciesChaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818) – Bristle-spined Rat  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Chaetomys subspinosus    
  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: Chaetomys subspinosus   
  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: Chaetomys subspinosus, Bristle-spined Rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Status: U.S. ESA - Endangered; IUCN - Vulnerable. More common in suitable habitats than previously thought (Oliver and Santos, 1991:17), and may be quite common near Urucuca in S Bahia  
    Comments: Voss and Angermann (1997) indicated that Wied Neuwied (1826) incorrectly gave the type locality as Cametá, in Pará state of Brazil, that Ávila-Pires (1967) erroneously emended the type to Ilhéus in Bahia state, and document that the type material was collected from Salvador. See Oliver and Santos (1991) for discussion of the confusion surrounding the distribution of this species. Hershkovitz (1959a) and Cabrera (1961) listed rutila (Olfers, 1818) and volubilis (Olfers, 1818) in their synony...  



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