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Lemmus  Link, 1795
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970222

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Lemmus Rochebrune, 1843
    Brachyurus Fischer, 1813
    Hypudaeus Illiger, 1811
    Lemnus Gray, 1825
    Mirus Brunner, 1938
    Miromus Brunner, 1951
  Common Name(s): Lemmings [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  
                                           SubfamilyArvicolinae Gray, 1821 – arvicoline rodents  
                                              GenusLemmus Link, 1795 – Lemmings  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Lemmus amurensis Vinogradov, 1924 – Amur lemming, Amur Brown Lemming 
                                                 Species Lemmus lemmus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Norway Lemming 
                                                 Species Lemmus portenkoi Tchernyavsky, 1967 – Wrangel Island Lemming 
                                                 Species Lemmus sibiricus (Kerr, 1792) – Black-footed Lemming, Siberian Brown Lemming, Brown Lemming, Siberian Lemming 
                                                 Species Lemmus trimucronatus (Richardson, 1825) – Nearctic Brown Lemming 

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hall, E. Raymond  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Mammals of North America, 2nd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 601-1175   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-05443-5   
  Reference for: Lemmus, Lemmings [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: Lemmus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Lemmini. Nominative genus of Miller's (1896) classic tribe Lemmi, then including Dicrostonyx (see that account). Distinctiveness still recognized within a tribe, including Myopus and Synaptomys, a clade believed to represent an early line of arvicoline evolution (Abramson, 1993; Carleton, 1981; Chaline and Graf, 1988; Graf, 1982; Gromov and Polyakov, 1977; Hinton, 1926a; Hooper and Hart, 1962; Jarrell and Fredga, 1993; Koenigswald, 1980). The monophyly of true lemmings, excluding Dicrostony...  



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