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Nelsonia  Merriam, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632660

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Diminutive Wood Rat [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  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilyNeotominae Merriam, 1894  
                                              GenusNelsonia Merriam, 1897 – Diminutive Wood Rat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SpeciesNelsonia goldmani Merriam, 1903 – Nelson and Goldman's woodrat, Goldman's Diminutive Woodrat 
                                                 SpeciesNelsonia neotomodon Merriam, 1897 – Western Diminutive Woodrat, Diminutive Woodrat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Nelsonia    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Nelsonia    
       
  Other Source(s):    
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  Notes:    
  Reference for:    
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hall, E. Raymond   
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Mammals of North America, 2nd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 601-1175   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-05443-5   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Nelsonia, Diminutive Wood Rat [English]   
       
  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: Nelsonia   
       
  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: Nelsonia   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Apparently a 'parahomonym' of (different kingdom, same name as) plant genus Nelsonia R. Br. (TSN 34421)  
    Comments: Neotomini. Viewed as a basal member of clade including Neotoma and related genera (Carleton, 1980; Engel et al., 1998; Hooper, 1954, 1960). Phylogenetic significance of banded karyotype discussed by Engstrom and Bickham (1983). Revised initially by Hooper (1954), who recognized a single species, and later by Engstrom et al. (1992), who resurrected N. goldmani as distinct from N. neotomodon  
 

 

   


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