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Aethomys ineptus  (Thomas and Wroughton, 1908)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970801

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Aethomys chrysophilus capricornis Roberts, 1926
    Aethomys chrysophilus fouriei Roberts, 1946
    Aethomys chrysophilus harei Roberts, 1946
    Aethomys chrysophilus magalakuini Roberts, 1926
    Mus chrysophilus pretoriae Roberts, 1913
    Aethomys chrysophilus tongensis Roberts, 1931
    Mus chrysophilus tzaneenensis Jameson, 1909
  Common Name(s): Tete Veld Aethomys [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  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusAethomys Thomas, 1915 – African Rock Rats  
                                                 SpeciesAethomys ineptus (Thomas and Wroughton, 1908) – Tete Veld Aethomys  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Graaff, G. de  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of Southern Africa   
  Page(s): 267   
  Publisher: Butterworth & Co.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-409-09829-9   
  Reference for: Aethomys ineptus   
  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: Aethomys ineptus, Tete Veld Aethomys [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: Separation of A. ineptus from A. chrysophilus documented by Chimimba (1998), Chimimba et al. (1999), and Linzey et al. (2003). Geographic range of A. ineptus was thought to incorporate parts of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe (Chimimba, 1998; Chimimba et al., 1999; Taylor, 2000b), but recent documentation of positively identified specimens indicates its distribution to be largely parapatric with that of A. chrysophilus, which occurs in South Africa only along the NE margin approximating the...  



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