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Scapteromys aquaticus  Thomas, 1920
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970734

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Argentine Swamp Rat [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  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilySigmodontinae Wagner, 1843 – New World rats, New World mice  
                                              GenusScapteromys Waterhouse, 1837  
                                                 SpeciesScapteromys aquaticus Thomas, 1920 – Argentine Swamp Rat  

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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 aquaticus, Argentine Swamp Rat [English]   
  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 aquaticus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Comments: Retained as a species (e.g., Cabrera, 1961; Gyldenstolpe, 1932) until Massoia and Fornes (1964) realigned aquaticus as a subspecies of S. tumidus, a reallocation commonly observed in later systematic works (Corbet and Hill, 1991; Hershkovitz, 1966c; Honacki et al., 1982; Musser and Carleton, 1993). Karyotypic differences consistently disclosed between aquaticus (2n = 32) and tumidus (2n = 24) have persuaded others to retain the two as distinct species (Brum et al., 1973; Brum-Zorilla et al....  



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