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Steatomys  Peters, 1846
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632567

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Fat Mice [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 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  
                                        FamilyNesomyidae Forsyth Major, 1897  
                                           SubfamilyDendromurinae G. M. Allen, 1939  
                                              GenusSteatomys Peters, 1846 – Fat Mice  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Steatomys bocagei Thomas, 1892 – Bocage's African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys caurinus Thomas, 1912 – Northwestern Fat Mouse, Northwestern African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys cuppedius Thomas and Hinton, 1920 – Dainty Fat Mouse, Dainty African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys jacksoni Hayman, 1936 – Jackson's Fat Mouse, Jackson's African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys krebsii Peters, 1852 – Kreb's Fat Mouse, Kreb's African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys opimus Pousargues, 1894 – Pousargues's African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys parvus Rhoads, 1896 – Tiny Fat Mouse, Tiny African Fat Mouse 
                                                 Species Steatomys pratensis Peters, 1846 – Fat Mouse, Common African Fat Mouse 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Steatomys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Steatomys    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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: Steatomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rosevear, D. R.  
  Publication Date: 1969   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of West Africa   
  Page(s): 604   
  Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)   
  Publication Place: London, England   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Steatomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Steatomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Fat Mice[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: At least 18 species were recognized (G. M. Allen, 1939; Ellerman, 1941) until Coetzee (1977a) provisionally acknowledged only three. Based upon study of relevant literature and museum specimens, we identify eight, but relationship between the three West African forms and the five outside that region has yet to be resolved and the widely distributed S. pratensis and S. parvus need systematic revision. Rosevear (1969) provided an excellent exposition of the West African species, and Swanepoel...  
 

 

   

 
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