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Sundamys  Musser and Newcomb, 1983
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585082

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Giant Sunda 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  
                                              GenusSundamys Musser and Newcomb, 1983 – Giant Sunda Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Sundamys infraluteus (Thomas, 1888) – Mountain Sundamys 
                                                 Species Sundamys maxi (Sody, 1932) – Javan Sundamys 
                                                 Species Sundamys muelleri (Jentink, 1879) – Müller's Sundamys, Müller's Rat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Sundamys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Sundamys    
       
  Other Source(s):    
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Cameron Newcomb  
  Publication Date: 1983   
  Article/Chapter Title: Malaysian Murids and the Giant Rat of Sumatra   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 174, no. 4   
  Page(s): 327-598   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Notes: Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/572   
  Reference for: original description   
       
  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: Sundamys   
       
  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: Sundamys   
       
  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: Giant Sunda Rats[English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Rattus Division. Endemic to the Malay Peninsula and islands on the Sunda Shelf. Revised by Musser and Newcomb (1983), whose analysis of morphological traits placed it phylogenetically closer to Rattus and Kadarsanomys than to other Sundaic genera. The close relationship to Rattus is corroborated by albumin immunology (Watts and Baverstock, 1994b, 1995b, 1996), spermatozoal morphology (Breed and Yong, 1986), and analyses of LINE-1 retrotransposons (Verneau et al., 1997, 1998)  
 

 

   

 
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