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Acomys cineraceus  Fitzinger and Heuglin, 1866
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970756

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Acomys cinerascens Heuglin, 1877
 
    Acomys hystrella Heller, 1911
 
    Acomys witherbyi de Winton, 1901
 
  Common Name(s): Gray Spiny Mouse [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyDeomyinae Thomas, 1888  
                                              GenusAcomys I. Geoffroy, 1838 – African Spiny Mice  
                                                 SubgenusAcomys (Acomys) I. Geoffroy, 1838  
                                                    SpeciesAcomys cineraceus Fitzinger and Heuglin, 1866 – Gray Spiny Mouse  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Heuglin, Theodor v., and Leopold Joseph Fitzinger  
  Publication Date: 1866   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematische Übersicht der Säugethiere Nordost-Afrika's mit Einschlufs der arabischen Küste, des rothen Meeres, der Somáli- und der Nilquellen-Länder, südwärts bis zum vierten Grade nördlicher Breite   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Abt. 1. vol. 28   
  Page(s): 537-611   
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  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6447048   
  Reference for: original description   
       
  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   
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  Reference for: Acomys cineraceus, Gray Spiny Mouse [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Acomys cineraceus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Acomys. Formerly included in A. cahirinus (F. Petter, 1983; Setzer, 1975), but Dieterlen (in litt.) noted that A. cineraceus is a distinct species and one of four (A. wilsoni, A. percivali, and A. cahirinus) occurring in Sudan. Separation of cineraceus from A. cahirinus is supported by chromosomal data (2n = 48 or 50 for cineraceus, 2n = 36 for cahirinus; Kunze et al., 1999b) and analysis of pericentric satellite DNA (Kunze et al., 1999a). F. Petter (1983) recognized witherbyi as a...  
 

 

   

 
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