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Nesokia indica  (Gray, 1830)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585422

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Nesokia bacheri Nehring, 1897
    Nesokia bailwardi Thomas, 1907
    Nesokia beaba Wroughton, 1908
    Nesokia boettgeri Radde and Walter, 1889
    Nesokia brachyura Büchner, 1889
    Nesokia buxtoni Thomas, 1919
    Nesokia dukelskiana Heptner, 1928
    Nesokia griffithi Horsfield, 1851
    Mus hardwickei Gray, 1837
    Mus huttoni Blyth, 1846
    Nesokia insularis Goodwin, 1940
    Nesokia legendrei Goodwin, 1939
    Meriones myosurus Wagner, 1845
    Nesokia scullyi Wood-Mason, 1876
    Nesokia suilla Thomas, 1907
    Nesokia huttoni satunini Nehring, 1899
  Common Name(s): Short-tailed Nesokia [English]
    Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                              GenusNesokia Gray, 1842 – Short-tailed Bandicoot Rats  
                                                 SpeciesNesokia indica (Gray, 1830) – Short-tailed Nesokia, Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Nesokia indica    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Nesokia indica    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott   
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Nesokia indica, Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat [English]   
  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: Nesokia indica, Short-tailed Nesokia [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: Nesokia indica   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Reviewed by Corbet (1978c) and Corbet and Hill (1992). Chromosomal data in different contexts reported by Thelma and Rao (1982), Gadi and Sharma (1983), Rao et al. (1983), Juyal et al. (1989), and Dubey and Raman (1992). External, cranial, and dental morphology, along with albumin immunology supports a close phylogenetic relationship with Bandicota (Misonne, 1969; Musser and Brothers, 1994; Niethammer, 1977; Watts and Baverstock, 1994b; Wroughton, 1908a), and electrophoretic comparisons of ...  



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