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Allactaga williamsi  Thomas, 1897
Taxonomic Serial No.: 952076

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Allactaga williamsi schmidti Satunin, 1907
    Allactaga williamsi laticeps Nehring, 1903
    Allactaga williamsi caprimulga Ellerman, 1948
  Common Name(s): Williams's Jerboa [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  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  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyDipodoidea Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                        FamilyDipodidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – jumping mice, birch mice, Jerboas  
                                           SubfamilyAllactaginae Vinogradov, 1925  
                                              GenusAllactaga F. Cuvier, 1837 – Earth Hares, Four-toed Jerboas, Five-toed Jerboas  
                                                 SubgenusAllactaga (Paralactaga) Young, 1927  
                                                    SpeciesAllactaga williamsi Thomas, 1897 – Williams's Jerboa  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Holden, Mary Ellen, and Guy G. Musser / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Dipodidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 871-893   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Allactaga williamsi, Williams's Jerboa [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Paralactaga. From the time it was described, williamsi was considered a species. Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:530) recognized its specific status but noted that A. williamsi 'is very close to euphratica, possibly merely a further series of larger races of that.' Based upon a sample from Syria that seemed to show traits intermediate between euphratica and williamsi, Atallah and Harrison (1968) reduced the latter to subspecific rank. Colak et al. (1994), however, using reproduct...  



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