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Pelomys  Peters, 1852
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585066

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Komemys de Beaux, 1924
 
  Common Name(s): Groove-toothed Swamp 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  
                                              GenusPelomys Peters, 1852 – Groove-toothed Swamp Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Pelomys campanae (Huet, 1888) – Angolan Pelomys 
                                                 Species Pelomys fallax (Peters, 1852) – East African Pelomys 
                                                 Species Pelomys hopkinsi Hayman, 1955 – Hopkins' Pelomys 
                                                 Species Pelomys isseli (de Beaux, 1924) – Lake Victoria Pelomys 
                                                 Species Pelomys minor Cabrera and Ruxton, 1926 – Least Pelomys 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Pelomys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Pelomys    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hollister, N.  
  Publication Date: 1919   
  Article/Chapter Title: East African Mammals in the United States National Museum   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Bulletin 99. Part II: Rodentia, Lagomorpha, and Tubulidentata   
  Page(s): vii + 184   
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  Reference for: Pelomys   
       
  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: Pelomys   
       
  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: Pelomys   
       
  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: Groove-toothed Swamp Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Arvicanthis Division. Definition and phylogenetic position of Pelomys need to be reassessed in context of a systematic revision of arvicanthine murines. In overall morphology, the genus is most closely related to Mylomys and Desmomys, which in turn are members of a group also containing species of Arvicanthis, Lemniscomys, and Rhabdomys (Musser, 1987b), an alliance corroborated by mtDNA sequences of cytochrome b and 12S and 16S rRNA gene fragments (Ducroz et al., 2001). The latter study ind...  
 

 

   

 
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