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Dendromus  A. Smith, 1829
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632560

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Chortomys Thomas, 1916
 
    Dendromys J. B. Fischer, 1830
 
    Dendromys Smuts, 1832
 
    Poemys Thomas, 1916
 
  Common Name(s): African Climbing Mice [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 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  
                                        FamilyNesomyidae Forsyth Major, 1897  
                                           SubfamilyDendromurinae G. M. Allen, 1939  
                                              GenusDendromus A. Smith, 1829 – African Climbing Mice  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SpeciesDendromus insignis (Thomas, 1903) – Remarkable Climbing Mouse, Montane African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus kahuziensis Dieterlen, 1969 – Mt. Kahuzi Climbing Mouse, Mt Kahuzi African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus leucostomus Monard, 1933 – Monard's African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus lovati (de Winton, 1900) – Lovat's Climbing Mouse, Lovat's African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus melanotis (A. Smith, 1834) – Gray Climbing Mouse, Gray African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus mesomelas (Brants, 1827) – Brant's Climbing Mouse, Brants's African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus messorius (Thomas, 1903) – Banana Climbing Mouse, Banana African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus mystacalis (Heuglin, 1863) – Chestnut Climbing Mouse, Chestnut African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus nyasae Thomas, 1916 – Kivu African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus nyikae Wroughton, 1909 – Nyika Climbing Mouse, Nyika African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus oreas Osgood, 1936 – Cameroon Climbing Mouse, Cameroon African Climbing Mouse 
                                                 SpeciesDendromus vernayi Hill and Carter, 1937 – Vernay's Climbing Mouse, Vernay's African Climbing Mouse 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Dendromus    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Dendromus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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: Dendromus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rosevear, D. R.   
  Publication Date: 1969   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of West Africa   
  Page(s): 604   
  Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)   
  Publication Place: London, England   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Dendromus   
       
  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: Dendromus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole   
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: African Climbing Mice[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Rosevear (1969) thoroughly reviewed historical usages of generic names given in the synonymy. In his checklist of African mammals, G. M. Allen (1939) listed 29 species of Dendromus, soon after reduced to four by Bohmann's (1942) revision. Based on morphological traits and ecological associations, Dieterlen (1971) recognized five species within the central African region. We recognize twelve based on specimen examination from North American and European museums and on literature sources; mos...  
 

 

   


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