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Scapteromys  Waterhouse, 1837
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632682

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 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  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilySigmodontinae Wagner, 1843 – New World rats, New World mice  
                                              GenusScapteromys Waterhouse, 1837  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Scapteromys aquaticus Thomas, 1920 – Argentine Swamp Rat 
                                                 Species Scapteromys meridionalis Quintela, Gonçalves, Althoff, Sbalqueiro, Oliveira and Freitas, 2014 – Plateau Swamp Rat 
                                                 Species Scapteromys tumidus (Waterhouse, 1837) – Swamp Rat, Uruguay Swamp Rat 

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Scapteromys    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Scapteromys    
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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   
  Reference for: Scapteromys   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Quintela, Fernando Marques, Gislene Lopes Gonçalves, Sérgio Luiz Althoff, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: A new species of swamp rat of the genus Scapteromys Waterhouse, 1837 (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) endemic to Auracaria angustifolia Forest in Southern Brazil   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, issue 3811, no. 2   
  Page(s): 207-225   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Scapteromys   
  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: Scapteromys   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Akodontini. Hershkovitz (1966c) viewed Scapteromys as the cognate of Kunsia­, a close kinship supported by phylogenetic investigations of gene-sequence data, but not including Bibimys as third member of a scapteromyine tribe sensu Massoia (1979b, 1980a) (see D'Elía, 2003; D'Elía et al. 2003; Smith and Patton, 1999). Hershkovitz (1966c) removed tomentosus and fronto to Kunsia, and Massoia (1980a) transferred chacoensis and labiosus to Bibimys. Karyology summarized by Gardner and Patton (1976...  



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