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Hylomys megalotis  Jenkins and M. F. Robinson, 2002
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709724

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Long-eared Gymnure [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderErinaceomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilyErinaceidae G. Fischer, 1814 – gymnures, hedgehogs  
                                     SubfamilyGalericinae Pomel, 1848  
                                        GenusHylomys Müller, 1840 – lesser gymnure, lesser moonrat  
                                           SpeciesHylomys megalotis Jenkins and M. F. Robinson, 2002 – Long-eared Gymnure  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Hylomys megalotis, Long-eared Gymnure [English]   

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  Comment: Comments: A very distinct species with long ears and a long skull. Jenkins and Robinson (2002) performed a phylogenetic analysis of skeletal characters of the species of Galericinae and included five species in Hylomys. They did not, however, consider paleontological data presented by Mein and Ginsburg (1997) who retained Neotetracus and Neohylomys as separate genera. A genetic study is warranted to test the phylogenetic hypothesis presented by Jenkins and Robinson (2002)  



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