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Gerbilliscus afra  (Gray, 1830)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970786

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Tatera afra (Gray, 1830)
 
    Gerbillus africanus F. Cuvier, 1838
 
    Meriones caffer Wagner, 1842
 
    Meriones schlegelii Smuts, 1832
 
    Tatera afra gilli Roberts, 1929
 
  Common Name(s): Cape Gerbil [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                           SubfamilyGerbillinae Gray, 1825  
                                              GenusGerbilliscus Thomas, 1897  
                                                 SubgenusGerbilliscus (Taterona) Wroughton, 1917  
                                                    SpeciesGerbilliscus afra (Gray, 1830) – Cape Gerbil  
       

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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   
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  Reference for: Gerbilliscus afra, Cape Gerbil [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Least Concern as Tatera afra  
    Comments: Subgenus Taterona. Taxonomy and distribution summarized by Meester et al. (1986), who listed the species in the G. afra group. Pre- and postmating isolation in karyotypically similar G. afra and G. brantsii is documented by Dempster (1996), who suggested 'despite the lack of chromosomal divergence often associated with speciation events in rodents, postmating isolation through hybrid disadvantage and possibly male sterility is operating.' Reviewed by Perrin (1997g)  
 

 

   

 
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