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Cricetomys kivuensis  Lönnberg, 1917
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970572

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Kivu Giant Pouched Rat [English]
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  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 – mammifčres, 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 kivuensis Lönnberg, 1917 – Kivu 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 kivuensis, Kivu Giant Pouched Rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: Although Genest-Villard (1967) retained kivuensis as a subspecies of C. emini, she considered its differentiation as marginal. Compared with C. emini, examples of kivuensis are larger, their skulls fully as robust as the biggest C. ansorgei; dorsal color is fuscous gray (not the bright browns of emini) and the underparts are dull grayish-white, weakly demarcated from the dorsum (pure white and cleanly delineated in emini); and fur is long, its texture soft and luxurient (close-cropped and s...  



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