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Maxomys whiteheadi  (Thomas, 1894)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585341

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mus asper Miller, 1900
    Mus batamanus Lyon, 1907
    Epimys batus Miller, 1911
    Rattus klossi Bonhote, 1906
    Mus mandus Lyon, 1908
    Rattus melanurus Shamel, 1940
    Rattus melinogaster Cabrera, 1920
    Rattus whiteheadi coritzae Sody, 1941
    Epimys whiteheadi perlutus Thomas, 1911
    Rattus whiteheadi piratae Chasen, 1940
    Rattus whiteheadi subitus Chasen, 1940
  Common Name(s): Whitehead's Sundaic Maxomys [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  
                                              GenusMaxomys Sody, 1936 – Oriental Spiny Rats  
                                                 SpeciesMaxomys whiteheadi (Thomas, 1894) – Whitehead's Sundaic Maxomys  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Maxomys whiteheadi    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Maxomys whiteheadi    
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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: Maxomys whiteheadi, Whitehead's Sundaic Maxomys [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: Maxomys whiteheadi   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: A Sundaic endemic. Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) included whiteheadi in the Sulawesi M. musschenbroekii, but the two are separate species (Chasen, 1940; Medway, 1977; Musser, 1991; Musser et al., 1979; Tate, 1936). Spermatozoal morphology (Breed and Yong, 1986) and data from biochemical, morphological, and cytological studies (Chan et al., 1978, 1979; Yong, 1969) pointed to a close relationship between M. whiteheadi and the Malayan M. inas. Md Nor (1996) documented occurrence of M. whi...  



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