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Acomys cahirinus  (É. Geoffroy, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970754

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Acomys cahirinus (Desmarest, 1819)
    Acomys hunteri de Winton, 1901
    Acomys sabryi Kershaw, 1922
    Acomys viator Thomas, 1902
    Acomys cahirinus helmyi Osborn, 1980
    Acomys dimidiatus megalodus Setzer, 1959
  Common Name(s): Northeast African Spiny Mouse [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyDeomyinae Thomas, 1888  
                                              GenusAcomys I. Geoffroy, 1838 – African Spiny Mice  
                                                 SubgenusAcomys (Acomys) I. Geoffroy, 1838  
                                                    SpeciesAcomys cahirinus (É. Geoffroy, 1803) – Northeast African Spiny Mouse  

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  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Opinion 2005 (Case 3022): Catalogue des mammifères du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1803): placed on the Official List of Works Approved as Available for Zoological Nomenclature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 59, no. 2   
  Page(s): 153-154   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Acomys cahirinus   
  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: Acomys cahirinus, Northeast African Spiny Mouse [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Acomys. Musser and Carleton (1993) presented a broad definition of A. cahirinus that included some of the species listed here (airensis, chudeaui, dimidiatus and its synonyms, johannis and seurati) and had a geographic range extending from NW Africa to S Pakistan (as mapped by Bates, 1994, who followed Musser and Carleton, 1993). A growing body of published research, mostly by French scientists, has rendered Musser and Carleton's view simplistic and an underestimate of the actual n...  
    The work Catalogue des mammifères du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1803): placed on the Official List of Works Approved as Available for Zoological Nomenclature by Opinion 2005, published 2002; thus a number of names published by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in 1803 became available  



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