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Thallomys paedulcus  (Sundevall, 1846)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585595

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mus moggi Roberts, 1913
 
    Thamnomys ruddi Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
 
    Thallomys stevensoni Roberts, 1933
 
    Thallomys zambesiana Lundholm, 1955
 
    Mus moggi acaciae Roberts, 1915
 
    Thallomys moggi lebomboensis Roberts, 1931
 
  Common Name(s): Acacia Thallomys [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                              GenusThallomys Thomas, 1920 – Acacia Rats  
                                                 SpeciesThallomys paedulcus (Sundevall, 1846) – Acacia Thallomys  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Thallomys paedulcus    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Thallomys paedulcus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Graaff, G. de   
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of Southern Africa   
  Page(s): 267   
  Publisher: Butterworth & Co.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-409-09829-9   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thallomys paedulcus   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Thallomys paedulcus, Acacia Thallomys [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: Thallomys paedulcus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: In body size, the smallest of all the species. Identification of paedulcus as a separate species compared with the larger T. damarensis and association of scotti, were correctly perceived and documented by F. Petter (1973a). Thomas and Wroughton's (1908) ruddi, described as a species of Thamnomys, is a Thallomys (Lawrence and Loveridge, 1953) and another example of T. paedulcus. Identification of the holotype of paedulcus, along with critical measurements, recorded by Ellerman et al. (1953)...  
 

 

   


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