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Sundamys muelleri  (Jentink, 1879)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585582

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Rattus balmasus Lyon, 1916
 
    Epimys borneanus Miller, 1913
 
    Mus chombolis Lyon, 1909
 
    Epimys crassus Lyon, 1911
 
    Rattus culionensis Sanborn, 1952
 
    Mus domitor Miller, 1903
 
    Mus firmus Miller, 1902
 
    Mus integer Miller, 1901
 
    Rattus pinatus Lyon, 1916
 
    Epimys pollens Miller, 1913
 
    Epimys potens Miller, 1913
 
    Epimys sebucus Lyon, 1911
 
    Epimys valens Miller, 1913
 
    Mus validus Miller, 1900
 
    Rattus victor Miller, 1913
 
    Rattus virtus Lyon, 1916
 
    Rattus muelleri balabagensis Sanborn, 1952
 
    Epimys muelleri campus Robinson and Kloss, 1916
 
    Rattus muelleri credulus Chasen, 1940
 
    Mus muelleri foederis Robinson and Kloss, 1911
 
    Rattus muelleri otiosus Chasen, 1935
 
    Rattus validus terempa Chasen and Kloss, 1928
 
    Rattus muelleri waringensis Sody, 1941
 
  Common Name(s): Müller's Sundamys [English]
 
    Müller's Rat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                              GenusSundamys Musser and Newcomb, 1983 – Giant Sunda Rats  
                                                 SpeciesSundamys muelleri (Jentink, 1879) – Müller's Sundamys, Müller's Rat  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Sundamys muelleri    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Sundamys muelleri    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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 http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8727652   
  Reference for: Sundamys muelleri, Müller's Rat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Cameron Newcomb  
  Publication Date: 1983   
  Article/Chapter Title: Malaysian Murids and the Giant Rat of Sumatra   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 174, no. 4   
  Page(s): 327-598   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Notes: Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/572   
  Reference for: Sundamys muelleri   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sundamys muelleri, Müller's Sundamys [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: Sundamys muelleri   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Morphological, chromosomal, and spermatozoal data suggested S. muelleri is a distant relative of Rattus but in the same monophyletic clade (Breed and Yong, 1986; Musser and Newcomb, 1983; Watts and Baverstock, 1994b). Like Maxomys surifer, which also has an extensive insular distribution on the Sunda Shelf (see that account), nearly every island sample of S. muelleri was described as a separate subspecies, some based on real differences in pelage coloration and body size, others diagnosed p...  
 

 

   

 
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