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Arvicanthis  Lesson, 1842
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584986

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Isomys Sundevall, 1843
 
  Common Name(s): African Grass Rats [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  
                                  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  
                                              GenusArvicanthis Lesson, 1842 – African Grass Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis abyssinicus (Rüppell, 1842) – Ethiopian Arvicanthis 
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis ansorgei Thomas, 1910 – Sudanian Arvicanthis 
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis blicki Frick, 1914 – Blick's Arvicanthis 
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis nairobae J. A. Allen, 1909 – East African Arvicanthis 
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis neumanni (Matschie, 1894) – Neumann's Arvicanthis 
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis niloticus (É. Geoffroy, 1803) – African Arvicanthis 
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis rufinus (Temminck, 1853) – Guinean Arvicanthis 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Arvicanthis    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Arvicanthis    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Arvicanthis   
       
  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): 604   
  Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)   
  Publication Place: London, England   
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  Reference for: Arvicanthis   
       
  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: Arvicanthis   
       
  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: African Grass Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Arvicanthis Division. Morphological features tie Arvicanthis to species of Pelomys, Mylomys, Rhabdomys, and Lemniscomys (Musser, 1987b), which has been confirmed by results from mtDNA sequences (cytochrome b, 12S and 16S rRNA genes), with the addition of Desmomys, by Ducroz et al. (2001). Their results indicate three distinct lineages: one containing Arvicanthis, Mylomys, and Pelomys; another with Desmomys and Rhabdomys; and a third containing only Lemniscomys. The Asian Golunda, provisiona...  
 

 

   


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