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Apodemus sylvaticus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585143

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mus algirus Pomel, 1856
    Mus chamaeropsis Levaillant, 1857
    Musculus dichrurus Rafinesque, 1814
    Mus hayi Waterhouse, 1838
    Mus hebridensis de Winton, 1895
    Mus hirtensis Barrett-Hamilton, 1899
    Mus intermedius Bellamy, 1839
    Mus islandicus Thienemann, 1824
    Mus pecchioli Pecchioli, 1844
    Mus reboudia Loche, 1867
    Mus sylvaticus albus Bechstein, 1801
    Mus sylvaticus alpinus Burg, 1921
    Mus sylvaticus bergensis Krausse, 1921
    Apodemus sylvaticus butei Hinton, 1914
    Micromys sylvaticus callipides Cabrera, 1907
    Mus sylvaticus candidus Bechstein, 1796
    Mus sylvaticus celticus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
    Apodemus sylvaticus creticus Miller, 1910
    Apodemus hebridensis cumbrae Hinton, 1914
    Apodemus hebridensis fiolagan Hinton, 1914
    Sylvaemus sylvaticus flaviventris Petrov, 1943
    Mus sylvaticus flavobrunneus Hilzheimer, 1911
    Mus sylvaticus fridariensis Kinnear, 1906
    Apodemus hebridensis ghia Montagu, 1923
    Apodemus sylvaticus grandiculus Degerbol, 1939
    Apodemus fridariensis grantii Hinton, 1914
    Mus sylvaticus griseus Minà Palumbo, 1868
    Apodemus hebridensis hamiltoni Hinton, 1914
    Mus sylvaticus isabellinus Minà Palumbo, 1868
    Apodemus hebridensis larus Montagu, 1923
    Mus sylvaticus leucocephalus Bechstein, 1796
    Apodemus hebridensis maclean Hinton, 1914
    Apodemus sylvaticus maximus Burg, 1925
    Apodemus hebridensis nesiticus Warwick, 1940
    Mus sylvaticus niger Bechstein, 1796
    Mus sylvaticus parvus Bechstein, 1796
    Apodemus sylvaticus spadix Fritsche, 1934
    Apodemus fridariensis thuleo Hinton, 1919
    Apodemus hebridensis tirae Montagu, 1923
    Apodemus hebridensis tural Montagu, 1923
    Mus sylvaticus varius Bechstein, 1796
  Common Name(s): Long-tailed Field Mouse [English]
    Common 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 sylvaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Long-tailed Field Mouse, Common Field Mouse  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Apodemus sylvaticus    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Apodemus sylvaticus    
  Other Source(s):    
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  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 sylvaticus, Common 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 sylvaticus, Long-tailed Field Mouse [English]   
  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 sylvaticus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Sylvaemus group. The geographic range as mapped by Corbet (1978c) east of Belarus and E Ukraine reflects distributions of other species (A. uralensis, A. witherbyi, A. pallipes, and A. rusiges) once included within A. sylvaticus; 'A. sylvaticus is virtually absent from the entire area of the Middle East' (Macholán et al., 2001b:806). Contrary to published records, A. sylvaticus is not part of the modern Israeli fauna (Filippucci et al., 1989). Tchernov (1979, 1986, 1994, 1996), however, mai...  



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