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Phyllomys blainvillii  (Jourdan, 1837)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 825353

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Golden Atlantic Tree-rat [English]
  Valid Name: Phyllomys blainvilii (Jourdan, 1837)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Phyllomys blainvillii, Golden Atlantic Tree-rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (nt) as Echimys blainvilei (sic). Most abundant species of Phyllomys in museum collections  
    Comments: Name incorrectly spelled as blainvillei by Wagner (1840). Karyotype has 2n=50 and FN=94 (Leite, 2003)  
    Regarding authorship and spelling, Jourdan (1937:522) named "le Nélomys de Blainville (Nelomelys Blainvillii)," ending with one L and -ii, as seen at, although that work was widely overlooked in some works attributing the name to Cuvier. Cuvier (1837/1838:371) quoted from "Mémoire de M. Jourdan" in a footnote with that same spelling, as seen at Emmons et al. (2002) retain the original spelling, which is followed here  



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