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Tachyoryctes  Rüppell, 1835
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632580

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Chrysomys Gray, 1843
 
  Common Name(s): African Mole Rats [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, 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  
                                        FamilySpalacidae Gray, 1821  
                                           SubfamilyTachyoryctinae Miller and Gidley, 1918  
                                              GenusTachyoryctes Rüppell, 1835 – African Mole Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes ankoliae Thomas, 1909 – Ankole Mole Rat, Ankole African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes annectens (Thomas, 1891) – Mianzini mole rat, Mianzini African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes audax Thomas, 1910 – Audacious Mole Rat, Aberdare Mountains African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes daemon Thomas, 1909 – Demon Mole Rat, Demon African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes ibeanus Thomas, 1900 – Kenyan African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes macrocephalus (Rüppell, 1842) – Big-headed Mole Rat, Ethiopian African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes naivashae Thomas, 1909 – Naivasha Mole Rat, Navivasha African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes rex Heller, 1910 – King Mole Rat, King African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes ruandae Lönnberg and Gyldenstolpe, 1925 – Ruanda Mole Rat, Rwanda African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes ruddi Thomas, 1909 – Rudd's Mole Rat, Rudd's African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes spalacinus Thomas, 1909 – Embi Mole Rat, Embi African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes splendens (Rüppell, 1835) – East African Mole Rat, Northeast African Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Tachyoryctes storeyi Thomas, 1909 – Storey's African Mole Rat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Tachyoryctes    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Tachyoryctes    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hollister, N.  
  Publication Date: 1919   
  Article/Chapter Title: East African Mammals in the United States National Museum   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Bulletin 99. Part II: Rodentia, Lagomorpha, and Tubulidentata   
  Page(s): vii + 184   
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  Reference for: Tachyoryctes   
       
  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: Tachyoryctes   
       
  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: Tachyoryctes   
       
  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: African Mole Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Hollister (1919:40) listed eight species of Tachyorytces, noted that 'all have constant characters of differentiation, and intergradation between any two of them is not indicated by this material,' but speculated that the 'numerous forms will doubtlessly be connected by complete chains of intergrades and the final monographer of the genus will be obliged to reduce many of the named forms to the rank of subspecies.' G. M. Allen (1939) and Ellerman (1941) listed 14 species, but these were red...  
 

 

   

 
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