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Leopoldamys sabanus  (Thomas, 1887)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585284

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mus balae Miller, 1903
    Mus fremens Miller, 1902
    Mus lucas Miller, 1903
    Epimys luta Miller, 1913
    Mus masae Miller, 1903
    Mus matthaeus Miller, 1903
    Epimys nasutus Lyon, 1911
    Epimys stentor Miller, 1913
    Mus strepitans Miller, 1900
    Mus stridens Miller, 1903
    Mus stridulus Miller, 1903
    Epimys ululans Robinson and Kloss, 1916
    Mus vociferans Miller, 1900
    Rattus sabanus bunguranensis Chasen, 1935
    Epimys vociferans clarae Miller, 1913
    Rattus sabanus dictatorius Chasen, 1940
    Rattus sabanus heptneri Dao, 1961
    Epimys vociferans herberti Kloss, 1916
    Epimys vociferans insularum Miller, 1913
    Mus vociferans lancavensis Miller, 1900
    Rattus fremens mansalaris Lyon, 1916
    Rattus sabanus mayapahit Robinson and Kloss, 1919
    Rattus sabanus revertens Robinson and Kloss, 1922
    Rattus sabanus salanga Chasen, 1940
    Rattus vociferans tapanulius Lyon, 1916
    Mus vociferans tersus Thomas and Wroughton, 1909
    Rattus fremens tuancus Lyon, 1916
  Common Name(s): Indomalayan Leopoldamys [English]
    Noisy Rat [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  
                                              GenusLeopoldamys Ellerman, 1947 – Long-tailed Giant Rats  
                                                 SpeciesLeopoldamys sabanus (Thomas, 1887) – Indomalayan Leopoldamys, Noisy Rat  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Leopoldamys sabanus    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Leopoldamys sabanus    
  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: Leopoldamys sabanus, Noisy Rat [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: Leopoldamys sabanus, Indomalayan Leopoldamys [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: Leopoldamys sabanus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Appreciable morphological variation exists between samples from north and south of Isthmus of Kra, and among insular samples from the Sunda Shelf; systematic revision using a suite of morphological traits and molecular data is required to assess whether variation is characteristic of one or several species (Musser, 1981b). Recent phylogenetic analyses of mtDNA cytochrome b sequences by Gorog et al. (2004) identified separate lineages, each from Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula formi...  



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