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Sigmodon hirsutus  (Burmeister, 1854)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970735

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sigmodon austerulus Bangs, 1902
    Sigmodon borucae J. A. Allen, 1897
    Sigmodon borucae chiriquensis J. A. Allen, 1904
    Sigmodon hispidus griseus J. A. Allen, 1908
  Common Name(s): Southern Cotton 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  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilySigmodontinae Wagner, 1843 – New World rats, New World mice  
                                              GenusSigmodon Say and Ord, 1825 – Cotton Rats  
                                                 SubgenusSigmodon (Sigmodon) Say and Ord, 1825  
                                                    SpeciesSigmodon hirsutus (Burmeister, 1854) – Southern Cotton 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: Sigmodon hirsutus, Southern Cotton Rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    South America  



  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Sigmodon, S. hispidus species group. Central and South American taxa included as subspecies of S. hispidus (Cabrera, 1961; Hall and Kelson, 1959), observing the polytypic species template handed down from Bailey (1902). Genetic separation, inferred from cytochrome b sequence data, of southern populations revealed by Peppers and Bradley (2000), who reinstated hirsutus as species; sister species to S. alleni based on those data (and Peppers et al., 2002). Among the species-group syno...  



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