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Niviventer fulvescens  (Gray, 1847)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585431

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Rattus blythi Kloss, 1917
    Mus bukit Bonhote, 1903
    Mus caudatior Hodgson, 1849
    Mus cinnamomeus Blyth, 1859
    Rattus flavipilis (Shih, 1930)
    Epimys gracilis Miller, 1913
    Mus huang Bonhote, 1905
    Leggada jerdoni Blyth, 1863
    Epimys lepidus Miller, 1913
    Mus ling Bonhote, 1905
    Mus octomammis Gray, 1863
    Epimys orbus Robinson and Kloss, 1914
    Rattus wongi Shih, 1931
    Rattus bukit baturus Sody, 1932
    Rattus lepturus besuki Sody, 1931
    Rattus bukit condorensis Kloss, 1926
    Rattus bukit jacobsoni Bartels, 1937
    Rattus bukit lepturoides Sody, 1934
    Rattus bukit lieftincki Chasen, 1939
    Epimys jerdoni marinus Kloss, 1916
    Rattus blythi mekongis Robinson and Kloss, 1922
    Rattus flavipilis minor Shih, 1930
    Epimys jerdoni pan (Robinson and Kloss, 1914)
    Rattus bukit temmincki Kloss, 1921
    Rattus bukit treubii Robinson and Kloss, 1919
    Rattus huang vulpicolor G. M. Allen, 1926
  Common Name(s): Chestnut Rat [English]
    Indomalayan Niviventer [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  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusNiviventer J. T. Marshall Jr., 1976 – White-bellied Rats  
                                                 SpeciesNiviventer fulvescens (Gray, 1847) – Chestnut Rat, Indomalayan Niviventer  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Niviventer fulvescens    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Niviventer fulvescens    
  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: Niviventer fulvescens, Chestnut 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: Niviventer fulvescens, Indomalayan Niviventer [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: Niviventer fulvescens   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Some authors have referred to populations on Bali, Java, Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, and peninsular Thailand as either N. rapit (Chasen, 1940) or N. bukit (Corbet and Hill, 1992; J. T. Marshall, Jr., 1977a; Musser, 1981b), and those occurring north of the Isthmus of Kra as N. fulvescens, pending taxonomic revision of the group. Abe's (1983) study, which focused on Thai samples, and recent morphometric analyses combining Indochinese and Sundaic samples (Musser and Lunde, ms) support the hypoth...  



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