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Xerus erythropus  (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632483

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sciurus erythopus É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803
 
  Common Name(s): Striped Ground Squirrel [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  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  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilySciuridae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – squirrels, marmots, chipmunks  
                                        SubfamilyXerinae Osborn, 1910  
                                           TribeXerini Osborn, 1910 – African ground squirrels  
                                              GenusXerus Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833 – African Ground Squirrels  
                                                 SubgenusXerus (Euxerus) Thomas, 1909  
                                                    SpeciesXerus erythropus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803) – Striped Ground Squirrel  
    Direct Children:  
                                                       Subspecies Xerus erythropus chadensis (Thomas, 1905)  
                                                       Subspecies Xerus erythropus erythropus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)  
                                                       Subspecies Xerus erythropus lacustris (Thomas, 1905)  
                                                       Subspecies Xerus erythropus leucoumbrinus (Rüppell, 1835)  
                                                       Subspecies Xerus erythropus limitaneus (Thomas and Hinton, 1923)  
                                                       Subspecies Xerus erythropus microdon Thomas, 1905  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Société de Naturalistes et D'Agriculteurs  
  Publication Date: 1817   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, vol. 10   
  Page(s): 591   
  Publisher: Deterville   
  Publication Place: Paris, France   
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  Notes: Available online: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60111   
  Reference for: Xerus erythropus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Robert S. Hoffman / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Sciuridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 754-818   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
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  Reference for: Xerus erythropus, Striped Ground Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Squirrels of the World   
  Page(s): vii + 459   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0469-9   
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  Reference for: Xerus erythropus, Striped Ground Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
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  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: Xerus erythropus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Xerus erythropus, Striped Ground Squirrel [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Placed in Euxerus which is considered a subgenus of Xerus by Ellerman (1940), Moore (1959), and Amtmann (1975). The spelling erythopus was used by E. Geoffroy, 1803; Shinz, 1845, used the spelling erythropus. Opinion 945 of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1971b) ruled that erythopus Geoffroy, 1803 be changed to erythropus as an incorrect original spelling; the proper latin root is "erythro", and in the last 100 years nearly all authors have used the spelling erythro...  
    The author for Xerus erythropus (TSN 632483) was previously cited as (Desmarest, 1817); this was in error, as Desmarest clearly cited Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire as author in his 1817 treatment of the name (p. 110)  
 

 

   

 
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