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Mus fragilicauda  Auffray, Orth, Catalan, Gonzalez, Desmarais and Bonhomme, 2003
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970855

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Sheath-Tailed Mouse [English]
 
       
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  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  
                                              GenusMus Linnaeus, 1758 – House Mice, Old World Mice  
                                                 SubgenusMus (Mus) Linnaeus, 1758  
                                                    SpeciesMus fragilicauda Auffray, Orth, Catalan, Gonzalez, Desmarais and Bonhomme, 2003 – Sheath-Tailed Mouse  
       

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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: Mus fragilicauda, Sheath-Tailed Mouse [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Mus. Known by 21 specimens collected in dry grass and patches of pygmy bamboo along roadsides or dikes bordering dry ricefields; M. cervicolor and M. caroli were taken at the same localities. Mus fragilicauda closely resembles M. cervicolor in morphology, differing in some cranial measurements and qualitative traits, fur texture, and its thinner skin that is easily pulled from the tail when mice are handled (Auffray et al., 2003); the two also differ in chromosomal features. Analys...  
 

 

   

 
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