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Cricetomys ansorgei  Thomas, 1904
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970571

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Cricetomys gambianus adventor Thomas and Wroughton, 1907
    Cricetomys gambianus cunctator Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
    Cricetomys gambianus elgonis Thomas, 1910
    Cricetomys gambianus enguvi Heller, 1912
    Cricetomys gambianus haagneri Roberts, 1926
    Cricetomys gambianus kenyensis Osgood, 1910
    Cricetomys gambianus osgoodi Heller, 1912
    Cricetomys gambianus raineyi Heller, 1912
    Cricetomys gambianus selindensis Roberts, 1946
  Common Name(s): Southern Giant Pouched Rat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                        FamilyNesomyidae Forsyth Major, 1897  
                                           SubfamilyCricetomyinae Roberts, 1951  
                                              GenusCricetomys Waterhouse, 1840 – African Giant Pouched Rats  
                                                 SpeciesCricetomys ansorgei Thomas, 1904 – Southern Giant Pouched Rat  

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  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: Cricetomys ansorgei, Southern Giant Pouched Rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: Cranial proportions simililar to C. gambianus but size larger and skull robustly constructed (LM1-3 typically 11-12 mm versus 10-11 mm), dominant tones of dorsal pelage brown compared with grayish of C. gambianus; as equally differentiated in multivariate space from C. gambianus as from C. emini. Other morphological and ecological contrasts to C. gambianus enumerated (as C. g. ansorgei) by Genest-Villard (1967). Even as arranged, ansorgei is likely a species complex. Populations that occur ...  



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