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Rhabdomys  Thomas, 1916
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585074

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  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  
                                              GenusRhabdomys Thomas, 1916  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Rhabdomys dilectus (de Winton, 1897) – Mesic Four-striped Grass Rat 
                                                 Species Rhabdomys pumilio (Sparrman, 1784) – Xeric Four-striped Grass Rat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Rhabdomys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Rhabdomys    
       
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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: Rhabdomys   
       
  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: Rhabdomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
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  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: Rhabdomys   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Arvicanthis Division. Morphological traits place Rhabdomys in a group containing species of Arvicanthis, Lemniscomys, Mylomys, and Pelomys (Musser, 1987b), which is corroborated by analysis of mitochondrial gene sequences (cytochrome b, 12S and 16S rRNA gene fragments), and also includes Desmomys (Ducroz et al., 2001). The sequence data of Ducroz et al. also indicate that within this arvicanthine cluster, Rhabdomys and Desmomys are members of a lineage separate from that comprised of only L...  
 

 

   

 
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