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Hydromys chrysogaster  É. Geoffroy, 1804
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585251

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Hydromys beccarii Peters, 1874
    Hydromys esox Thomas, 1906
    Hydromys fuliginosus Gould, 1853
    Hydromys fulvogaster Jourdan, 1837
    Hydromys fulvolavatus Gould, 1853
    Hydromys fulvoventer F. Cuvier, 1837
    Hydromys grootensis Troughton, 1935
    Hydromys lawnensis Troughton, 1935
    Hydromys leucogaster É. Geoffroy, 1804
    Hydromys longmani Thomas, 1923
    Hydromys melicertes Thomas, 1921
    Hydromys moae Troughton, 1935
    Hydromys nauticus Thomas, 1921
    Hydromys oriens Troughton, 1937
    Hydromys chrysogaster reginae Thomas and Dollman, 1909
    Hydromys chrysogaster caurinus Thomas, 1909
    Hydromys esox illuteus Thomas, 1922
  Common Name(s): Common Water Rat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                              GenusHydromys É. Geoffroy, 1804 – Water Rats  
                                                 SpeciesHydromys chrysogaster É. Geoffroy, 1804 – Common Water Rat  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Hydromys chrysogaster    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Hydromys chrysogaster    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flannery, Timothy F.  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammals of the South-West Pacific & Moluccan Islands   
  Page(s): 464   
  Publisher: Cornell University Press   
  Publication Place: Ithaca, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8014-3150-6   
  Reference for: Hydromys chrysogaster   
  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: Hydromys chrysogaster, Common Water Rat [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: Hydromys chrysogaster   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Chromosomal data presented by Baverstock et al. (1977c, 1983b). Morphology of spermatozoa and male reproductive tract discussed in context of comparative study of Australian murines (Breed, 1984, 1986; Breed and Sarafis, 1978; Morrissey and Breed, 1982). References to distributional, taxonomic, and biological literature for Australia cataloged by Mahoney and Richardson (1988:156). Significance of variation in body size and pelage color needs to be assessed in context of careful systematic r...  



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