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Otomys  F. Cuvier, 1824
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632591

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Anchotomys Thomas, 1918
 
    Euryotis Brants, 1827
 
    Lamotomys Thomas, 1918
 
    Oreinomys Trouessart, 1880
 
    Oreomys Heuglin, 1877
 
    Palaeotomys Broom, 1937
 
    Prototomys Broom, 1948
 
  Common Name(s): Vlei 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 – 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  
                                           SubfamilyOtomyinae Thomas, 1897  
                                              GenusOtomys F. Cuvier, 1824 – Vlei Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Otomys anchietae (Bocage, 1882) – Angolan Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys angoniensis Wroughton, 1906 – Angoni Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys barbouri Lawrence and Loveridge, 1953 – Barbour's Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys burtoni Thomas, 1918 – Burton's Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys cheesmani Taylor, Lavrenchenko, Carleton, Verheyen, Bennett, Oosthuizen and Maree, 2011 – Cheesman's Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys cuanzensis Hill and Carter, 1937 – Cuanza Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys dartmouthi Thomas, 1906 – Ruwenzori Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys denti Thomas, 1906 – Dent's Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys dollmani Heller, 1912 – Dollman's Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys fortior Thomas, 1906  
                                                 Species Otomys helleri Frick, 1914  
                                                 Species Otomys irroratus (Brants, 1827) – vlei rat, Southern African Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys jacksoni Thomas, 1891 – Mount Elgon Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys lacustris G. M. Allen and Loveridge, 1933 – Tanzanian Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys laminatus Thomas and Schwann, 1905 – Laminate Vlei Rat, KwaZulu Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys maximus Roberts, 1924 – Large Vlei Rat, Okavango Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys occidentalis Dieterlen and Van der Straeten, 1992 – Western Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys orestes Thomas, 1900 – Afroalpine Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys saundersiae Roberts, 1929 – Saunders's vlei rat, Saunders' Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys simiensis Taylor, Lavrenchenko, Carleton, Verheyen, Bennett, Oosthuizen and Maree, 2011 – Simien Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys thomasi Osgood, 1910  
                                                 Species Otomys tropicalis Thomas, 1902 – Tropical Vlei Rat, East African Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys typus (Heuglin, 1877) – Typical Vlei Rat, Ethiopian Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys uzungwensis Lawrence and Loveridge, 1953 – Uzungwe Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys yaldeni Taylor, Lavrenchenko, Carleton, Verheyen, Bennett, Oosthuizen and Maree, 2011 – Yalden's Vei Rat 
                                                 Species Otomys zinki Bohmann, 1943  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Otomys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Otomys    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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: Otomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rosevear, D. R.  
  Publication Date: 1969   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of West Africa   
  Page(s): 604   
  Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)   
  Publication Place: London, England   
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  Reference for: Otomys   
       
  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: Otomys   
       
  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: Vlei Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Whereas Bohmann (1952) included all otomyine species in Otomys, most systematists have accorded the large-bullar forms separate generic status as Parotomys (see below), and we follow Thomas (1918b) in recognizing Myotomys as genus (see subfamily remarks). Roberts (1951) also treated Lamotomys as generically distinct, but cladistic interpretation of allozymic and immunologcial data, albeit limited to few species so far, clearly affiliate its type species laminatus with other Otomys (Contrafa...  
 

 

   

 
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