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Apodemus speciosus  (Temminck, 1845)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585142

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Micromys speciosus ainu Thomas, 1906
    Apodemus speciosus dorsalis Kuroda, 1924
    Apodemus speciosus insperatus Kuroda, 1938
    Micromys speciosus navigator Thomas, 1906
    Apodemus speciosus sadoensis Tokuda, 1941
    Apodemus speciosus tusimaensis Tokuda, 1939
  Common Name(s): Large Japanese Field Mouse [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                              GenusApodemus Kaup, 1829 – Field Mice  
                                                 SpeciesApodemus speciosus (Temminck, 1845) – Large Japanese Field Mouse  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Apodemus speciosus    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Apodemus speciosus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Apodemus speciosus, Large Japanese Field Mouse [English]   
  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   
  Reference for: Apodemus speciosus, Large Japanese Field Mouse [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Sherborn, C. Davies, and F. A. Jentink  
  Publication Date: 1895   
  Article/Chapter Title: On the Dates of the Parts of Siebold's 'Fauna Japonica' and Giebel's 'Allgemeine Zoologie' (first edition)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1895, part 1   
  Page(s): 149-150   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0370-2774   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Apodemus speciosus   
  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: Apodemus speciosus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Apodemus group. Usually included in subgenus Alsomys (e.g., Pavlinov et al., 1995a) but placed in subgenus Apodemus by Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987) and Mezhzherin and Zykov (1991); considered a member of an Apodemus Group by Musser et al. (1996), which is consistent with analyses of allozymic data and mtDNA cytochrome b and nuclear DNA sequences (Chelomina, 1998; Chelomina et al., 1998b; Liu et al., 2004; Mezhzherin, 1997a; Serizawa et al., 2000; Suzuki et al., 2003). Phylogenetic analyses...  
    Apodemus speciosus (original combination Mus speciosus) was published in Fauna Japonica, Mamm. 52; pages 41-60 of Fauna Japonica were published in 1845 and not in 1844 (see Sherborn and Jentink, 1895: 149)  



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