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Eliurus minor  Forsyth Major, 1896
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632782

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Lesser Tufted-tailed 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  
                                        FamilyNesomyidae Forsyth Major, 1897  
                                           SubfamilyNesomyinae Forsyth Major, 1897  
                                              GenusEliurus Milne-Edwards, 1885 – Tufted-tailed Rats  
                                                 SpeciesEliurus minor Forsyth Major, 1896 – Lesser Tufted-tailed Rat  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Eliurus minor    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Eliurus minor    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source:    
  Acquired:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for:    
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Carleton, Michael D., and David F. Schmidt   
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematic Studies of Madagascar's Endemic Rodents (Muroidea: Nesomyinae): an Annotated Gazetteer of Collecting Localities of Known Forms   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Museum Novitates, no. 2987   
  Page(s): 1-36   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0082   
  Notes: Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5074   
  Reference for: Eliurus minor   
       
  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: Eliurus minor, Lesser Tufted-tailed Rat [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: Eliurus minor   
       
  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: Eliurus minor, Lesser Tufted-tailed Rat [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Co-occurs regionally with most other species of Eliurus. Extensive size variation and broad altitudinal occurrence suggest a species composite  
 

 

   


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