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Leptomys  Thomas, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585034

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): New Guinean Water 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 – mammifčres, 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  
                                              GenusLeptomys Thomas, 1897 – New Guinean Water Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Leptomys arfakensis Musser, Helgen and Lunde, 2008  
                                                 Species Leptomys elegans Thomas, 1897 – Elegant Leptomys 
                                                 Species Leptomys ernstmayri Rümmler, 1932 – Ernst Mayr's Leptomys 
                                                 Species Leptomys paulus Musser, Helgen and Lunde, 2008  
                                                 Species Leptomys signatus Tate and Archbold, 1938 – Fly River Leptomys 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Leptomys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Leptomys    
       
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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: Leptomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., Kristfer M. Helgen, and Darrin P. Lunde  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematic review of New Guinea Leptomys (Muridae, Murinae) with descriptions of two new species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Museum Novitates, no. 3624   
  Page(s): 1-60   
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0082   
  Notes: Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5935   
  Reference for: Leptomys   
       
  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: Leptomys   
       
  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: New Guinean Water Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Xeromys Division. Member of the New Guinea Old Endemics (Musser, 1981c). Microcomplement fixation of albumin studies (Watts and Baverstock, 1994a, 1995b, 1996) and spermatozoal morphology (Breed, 1997; Breed and Aplin, 1994) support membership of Leptomys in a larger clade containing members of our Hydromys, Xeromys, Pseudomys, and Uromys Divisions (the 'Australasian clade' of Watts and Baverstock, 1995b, 1996), excluding the New Guinea endemics in the Pogonomys Division (Anisomyini of Watt...  
 

 

   

 
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