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Uromys caudimaculatus  (Krefft, 1867)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585604

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Uromys aruensis Gray, 1873
    Uromys ductor Thomas, 1913
    Uromys lamington Troughton, 1937
    Mus macropus Gray, 1866
    Uromys nero Thomas, 1913
    Uromys prolixus Thomas, 1913
    Uromys scaphax Thomas, 1913
    Uromys sherrini Thomas, 1923
    Uromys validus Peters and Doria, 1881
    Uromys waigeuensis Frechkop, 1932
    Hapalotis caudimaculatus Krefft, 1867
    Uromys macropus exilis Troughton and Le Souef, 1929
  Common Name(s): Giant White-tailed Uromys [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  
                                              GenusUromys Peters, 1867 – Giant Naked-tailed Rats  
                                                 SubgenusUromys (Uromys) Peters, 1867  
                                                    SpeciesUromys caudimaculatus (Krefft, 1867) – Giant White-tailed Uromys  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Uromys caudimaculatus    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Uromys caudimaculatus    
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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: Uromys caudimaculatus, Giant White-tailed Uromys [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Watts, Christopher H. S., and H. J. Aslin  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of Australia   
  Page(s): ix + 321   
  Publisher: Angus & Robertson Publishers   
  Publication Place: Australia   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-207-14235-1   
  Reference for: Uromys caudimaculatus   
  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: Uromys caudimaculatus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Uromys. The Australian population has been studied from viewpoints of chromosomal morphology (Baverstock et al., 1977c), heterochromatin variation (Baverstock et al., 1976b, 1982), electrophoretic data (Baverstock et al., 1981), G-banding homologies (Baverstock et al., 1983b), morphology of male reproductive tract (Breed, 1986), and spermatozoal structure (Breed, 1984; Breed and Sarafis, 1978). Donnellan (1987) provided chromosomal information for samples from New Guinea, Breed and...  



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