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Lemmus trimucronatus  (Richardson, 1825)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 203526

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Lemmus nigripes (True, 1894)
    Myodes nigripes True, 1894
    Arvicola trimucronatus Richardson, 1825
    Lemmus alascensis Merriam, 1900
    Lemmus harroldi Swarth, 1931
    Arvicola helvolus Richardson, 1828
    Lemmus minusculus Osgood, 1904
    Lemmus yukonensis Merriam, 1900
    Lemmus trimucronatus phaiocephalus Manning and Macpherson, 1958
    Lemmus trimucronatus subarticus Bee and Hall, 1956
  Common Name(s): Nearctic Brown Lemming [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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  
                                           SubfamilyArvicolinae Gray, 1821 – arvicoline rodents  
                                              GenusLemmus Link, 1795 – Lemmings  
                                                 SpeciesLemmus trimucronatus (Richardson, 1825) – Nearctic Brown Lemming  

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Lemmus trimucronatus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Lemmus trimucronatus   
  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: Lemmus trimucronatus, Nearctic Brown Lemming [English]   
  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: Lemmus trimucronatus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  



  Comment: Comments: Rausch (1953) proposed the synonymy of trimucronatus and nigripes under Old World L. sibiricus, a taxonomic arrangement elaborated by Rausch and Rausch (1975b) and maintained in subsequent faunal and systematic works (Banfield, 1974; Hall, 1981; Honacki et al., 1982; Jones et al., 1986, 1997; Musser and Carleton, 1993). As now understood, L. trimucronatus is the only true lemming to exhibit a recent transberingian geographic distribution; see Chernyavskii et al. (1993) and Federov et al. (1...  



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