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Apodemus  Kaup, 1829
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584983

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Alsomys Dukelski, 1928
    Karstomys Martino, 1939
    Nemomys Thomas, 1924
    Petromys Martino, 1934
    Sylvaemus Ognev, 1924
  Common Name(s): Field 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  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                  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  
                                              GenusApodemus Kaup, 1829 – Field Mice  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Apodemus agrarius (Pallas, 1771) – Striped Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus alpicola Heinrich, 1952 – Alpine Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus argenteus (Temminck, 1845) – Small Japanese Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus chevrieri (Milne-Edwards, 1868) – Chevrier's Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus draco (Barrett-Hamilton, 1900) – South China Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus epimelas (Nehring, 1902) – Western Broad-toothed Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus flavicollis (Melchior, 1834) – Yellow-necked Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus gurkha Thomas, 1924 – Nepalese Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus hyrcanicus Vorontsov, Boyeskorov and Mezhzherin, 1992 – Hyrcanian Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus latronum Thomas, 1911 – Large-eared Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus mystacinus (Danford and Alston, 1877) – Eastern Broad-toothed Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus pallipes (Barrett-Hamilton, 1900) – Himalayan Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus peninsulae (Thomas, 1907) – Korean Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus ponticus (Sviridenko, 1936) – Caucasus Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus rusiges Miller, 1913 – Kashmir Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus semotus Thomas, 1908 – Taiwan Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus speciosus (Temminck, 1845) – Large Japanese Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus sylvaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Long-tailed Field Mouse, Common Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus uralensis (Pallas, 1811) – Herb Field Mouse 
                                                 Species Apodemus witherbyi (Thomas, 1902) – Steppe Field Mouse 

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Apodemus    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Apodemus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Apodemus   
  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   
  Reference for: Apodemus   
  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: Apodemus   
  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: Field Mice[English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Apodemus Division. Diagnosed by Niethammer (1978d) using skeletal and soft tissues, body size, and dental traits, and by Martín Suárez and Mein (1998) using dental characters only. Recognized species have been allocated among the subgenera Apodemus, Sylvaemus, Alsomys, and Karstomys (Corbet, 1978c; Zimmermann, 1962), but whether these names designate monophyletic clusters and should be retained as subgenera or instead raised to generic rank remains to be answered by critical systematic revi...  



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