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Rattus tanezumi  (Temminck, 1845)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585554

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Epimys benguetensis Hollister, 1913
    Mus brunneus Hodgson, 1845
    Mus brunneusculus Hodgson, 1845
    Mus canna Swinhoe, 1871
    Epimys coloratus Hollister, 1913
    Rattus dammermani Thomas, 1921
    Mus diardii Jentink, 1880
    Mus flavipectus Milne-Edwards, 1872
    Rattus germaini Milne-Edwards, 1872
    Mus kelleri Mearns, 1905
    Rattus lalolis Tate and Archbold, 1935
    Rattus macmillani Hinton, 1919
    Rattus masaretes Sody, 1937
    Mus mindanensis Mearns, 1905
    Rattus molliculus Robinson and Kloss, 1922
    Mus neglectus Jentink, 1880
    Mus nemoralis Blyth, 1851
    Mus ouangthomae Milne-Edwards, 1872
    Rattus palelae Miller and Hollister, 1921
    Mus pannosus Miller, 1900
    Mus pulliventer Miller, 1902
    Epimys robiginosus Hollister, 1913
    Mus robustulus Blyth, 1859
    Rattus sapoensis Sody, 1941
    Mus sladeni Anderson, 1879
    Rattus toxi Sody, 1941
    Mus yunnanensis Anderson, 1879
    Mus zamboangae Mearns, 1905
    Mus tanezumi Temminck, 1845
    Rattus rattus alangensis Chasen, 1937
    Rattus rattus amboinensis Laurie and Hill, 1954
    Rattus rattus argyraceus Sody, 1941
    Rattus rattus auroreus Sody, 1941
    Rattus rattus barussanoides Sody, 1941
    Rattus rattus bhotia Hinton, 1918
    Rattus rattus bullocki Roonwal, 1948
    Epimys rattus dentatus Miller, 1913
    Epimys rattus exsul Miller, 1913
    Epimys rattus fortunatus Miller, 1913
    Rattus rattus gangutrianus Hinton, 1919
    Epimys rattus insulanus Miller, 1913
    Rattus rattus kadanus Chasen, 1937
    Rattus rattus khyensis Hinton, 1919
    Rattus rattus kramensis Kloss, 1919
    Rattus rattus lanensis Kloss, 1919
    Rattus rattus lontaris Chasen, 1937
    Rattus rattus makassarius Sody, 1941
    Epimys rattus makensis Kloss, 1916
    Rattus rattus mesanis Kloss, 1919
    Rattus rattus moheius Chasen, 1937
    Rattus rattus moluccarius Sody, 1933
    Rattus rattus obiensis Sody, 1941
    Rattus rattus palembang Tate and Archbold, 1935
    Rattus rattus panjius Chasen, 1937
    Rattus rattus pelengensis Sody, 1941
    Rattus rattus pipidonis Chasen, 1937
    Epimys rattus poenitentiarii Kloss, 1915
    Epimys rattus portus Kloss, 1915
    Epimys rattus rangensis Kloss, 1916
    Rattus rattus robinsoni Chasen, 1940
    Rattus rattus samati Sody, 1932
    Rattus rattus santalum Sody, 1932
    Rattus rattus septicus Sody, 1933
    Rattus rattus sumbae Sody, 1930
    Rattus mindanensis tablasi Taylor, 1934
    Rattus rattus talaudensis Sody, 1941
    Rattus rattus tatkonensis Hinton, 1919
    Rattus rattus thai Kloss, 1917
    Rattus rattus tikos Hinton, 1919
    Rattus rattus tistae Hinton, 1918
    Epimys rattus turbidus Miller, 1913
    Rattus rattus yeni Dao, 1960
  Common Name(s): Oriental House 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  
                                              GenusRattus Fischer, 1803 – Old World Rats  
                                                 SpeciesRattus tanezumi (Temminck, 1845) – Oriental House Rat  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Rattus tanezumi    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Rattus tanezumi    
  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: Rattus tanezumi   
  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: Rattus tanezumi, Oriental House Rat [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: Rattus tanezumi   
  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: Rattus tanezumi   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Rattus rattus species group. The authority is usually cited as 1845, but was published in 1844 (Holthuis and Sakai, 1970). The name tanezumi is the oldest for the 2n = 42 group of Asian houserats that is distinguished from the 2n = 38/40 R. rattus not only by chromosomal characters but also morphological and biochemical traits (see account of R. rattus). The probable indigenous range is generally north and east of peninsular India (judged by Musser's study of material in AMNH, BMNH, FMNH, M...  
    Rattus tanezumi Temminck (original combination Mus tanezumi) was published in Fauna Japonica, Mamm. 51; pages 41-60 of Fauna Japonica were published in 1845 and not in 1844 (see Sherborn and Jentink, 1895: 149)  



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