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Myotomys  Thomas, 1918
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970259

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Metotomys Broom, 1937
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 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  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyOtomyinae Thomas, 1897  
                                              GenusMyotomys Thomas, 1918  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Myotomys sloggetti (Thomas, 1902) – Rock Karroo Rat, Sloggett's Vlei Rat 
                                                 Species Myotomys unisulcatus (F. Cuvier, 1829) – Bush Vlei Rat, Bush Karroo Rat 

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  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   
  Reference for: Myotomys   

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  Comment: Comments: Described by Thomas (1918b) as a genus, a rank occasionally observed (Pocock, 1976; Roberts, 1951) but not conventionally so (e.g., Bohmann, 1952; Ellerman et al., 1953; Misonne, 1974; Meester et al., 1986). In merging Myotomys as junior synonym of Otomys, Ellerman (1941) considered its component species to be morphologically linked with those of that genus. However, cladistic assessments of allozymic data disclose closer affinity of sloggetti and unisulcatus to species of Parotomys (Meeste...  



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