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Graphiurus johnstoni  (Thomas, 1898)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 951300

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Johnston's African Dormouse [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  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  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilyGliridae Muirhead, 1819 – Dormice  
                                        SubfamilyGraphiurinae Winge, 1887  
                                           GenusGraphiurus Smuts, 1832 – African Dormice  
                                              SubgenusGraphiurus (Graphiurus) Smuts, 1832  
                                                 SpeciesGraphiurus johnstoni (Thomas, 1898) – Johnston's African Dormouse  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Gliridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 819-841   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Graphiurus johnstoni, Johnston's African Dormouse [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Graphiurus. Ansell and Dowsett (1988), Ansell (1989b), and Holden (1993) synonymized johnstoni under G. kelleni. My recent reexamination and comparisons of museum specimens (including all holotypes), and preliminary unpublished multivariate analyses indicate that G. johnstoni represents a species distinct from, but morphologically closely related to, G. lorraineus, not G. kelleni (before my analyses were completed, I identified a specimen of G. johnstoni as G. lorraineus in Happold...  



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