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Graphiurus  Smuts, 1832
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584944

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Gliriscus Thomas and Hinton, 1925
 
    Myoxus coupeii F. Cuvier, 1822
 
  Common Name(s): African Dormice [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 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilyGliridae Muirhead, 1819 – Dormice  
                                        SubfamilyGraphiurinae Winge, 1887  
                                           GenusGraphiurus Smuts, 1832 – African Dormice  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Subgenus Graphiurus (Aethoglis) G.M. Allen, 1936  
                                              Subgenus Graphiurus (Claviglis) Jentink, 1888  
                                              Subgenus Graphiurus (Graphiurus) Smuts, 1832  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Mary Ellen Holden  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10023   
  Reference for: Graphiurus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rosevear, D. R.  
  Publication Date: 1969   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of West Africa   
  Page(s): xii + 604   
  Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)   
  Publication Place: London, England   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Graphiurus   
       
  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: Graphiurus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Gliridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 819-841   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Graphiurus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Graphiurus, African Dormice [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Graphiurus has been divided into as many as four separate genera (e.g., G. M. Allen, 1939; Holden, 1996b; Pavlinov and Potapova, 2003): Aethoglis, containing the largest African dormouse, G. nagtglasii (sometimes erroneously including G. monardi); Graphiurus, comprised of G. ocularis, with its reduced, simple premolar; Gliriscus, consisting of the rupicolous G. platyops and G. rupicola, with their flattened skulls; and Claviglis, the so-called 'tree dormice', to which the remaining species ...  
 

 

   

 
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