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Arvicanthis niloticus  (É. Geoffroy, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970809

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Arvicanthis niloticus (Desmarest, 1822)
 
    Mus discolor Wagner, 1842
 
    Arvicanthis jebelae Heller, 1911
 
    Isomys testicularis Sundevall, 1843
 
    Hypudaeus variegatus Lichtenstein, 1823
 
    Arvicanthis abyssinicus centrosus Hollister, 1916
 
    Isomys variegatus major Sundevall, 1843
 
    Isomys variegatus minor Sundevall, 1843
 
    Arvicanthis niloticus naso Pocock, 1934
 
    Arvicanthis abyssinicus rubescens Wroughton, 1909
 
    Arvicanthis testicularis solatus Thomas, 1925
 
  Common Name(s): African Arvicanthis [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  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusArvicanthis Lesson, 1842 – African Grass Rats  
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis niloticus (É. Geoffroy, 1803) – African Arvicanthis  
       

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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   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34358261   
  Reference for: Arvicanthis niloticus   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Arvicanthis niloticus, African Arvicanthis [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: 2n = 62, FNa = 62 or 64 (Corti et al., 1996b, as dembeensis; Volobouev et al., 2002a). This is the species identified by the chromosomal cytotype ANI-1 (Volobouev et al., 1988a; see review in Ducroz et al., 1997) with two different forms identifying a different FN: ANI-1a (FNa = 62) in samples east of Mali and Burkina Faso to Ethiopia and Egypt, including the type locality; and ANI-1b (FNa = 64), found west of there (Volobouev et al., 2002a). Specimens with FNa = 66 were identified as dembe...  
    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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