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Phyllotis  Waterhouse, 1837
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632674

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Leaf-eared 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  
          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  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilySigmodontinae Wagner, 1843 – New World rats, New World mice  
                                              GenusPhyllotis Waterhouse, 1837 – Leaf-eared Mice  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Phyllotis amicus Thomas, 1900 – Friendly Leaf-eared Mouse, Peruvian Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis andium Thomas, 1912 – Andean Leaf-eared Mouse, Andean Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis bonariensis Crespo, 1964 – Bonaerense Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis caprinus Pearson, 1958 – Capricorn Leaf-eared Mouse, Capricorn Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis darwini (Waterhouse, 1837) – Darwin's Leaf-eared Mouse, Darwin's Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis definitus Osgood, 1915 – Definitive Leaf-eared Mouse, Ancash Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis haggardi Thomas, 1898 – Haggard's leaf-eared mouse, Ecuadoran Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis limatus Thomas, 1912 – Lima Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis magister Thomas, 1912 – Master Leaf-eared Mouse, Majestic Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis osgoodi Mann, 1945 – Osgood's Leaf-eared Mouse, Osgood's Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis osilae J. A. Allen, 1901 – Bunchgrass Leaf-eared Mouse, Bunchgrass Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis wolffsohni Thomas, 1902 – Wolffsohn's Leaf-eared Mouse, Wolffsohn's Pericote 
                                                 Species Phyllotis xanthopygus (Waterhouse, 1837) – Yellow-rumped Leaf-eared Mouse, Yellow-rumped Pericote 

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Phyllotis    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Phyllotis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hershkovitz, Philip  
  Publication Date: 1962   
  Article/Chapter Title: Evolution of Neotropical Cricetine Rodents (Muridae), with Special Reference to the Phyllotine Group   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fieldiana Zoology, vol. 46   
  Page(s): 1-524   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0015-0754   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Phyllotis   
  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: Phyllotis   
  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: Phyllotis   
  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: Leaf-eared Mice[English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Phyllotini. Pearson (1958) utilized Auliscomys, Graomys, and Loxodontomys as distinctive subgenera, whereas Hershkovitz (1962) placed all three, plus Paralomys, in complete synonymy - see respective accounts for their reinstatement as genera. Full generic revisions initiated by Pearson (1958) and Hershkovitz (1962), followed by extensive refinement of species definitions and distributions as a result of multifaceted research over the past 25 years - see especially Pearson (1972), Pearson and Pa...  



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