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Gerbilliscus leucogaster  (Peters, 1852)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970792

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Tatera leucogaster (Peters, 1852)
    Gerbillus lobengulae de Winton, 1898
    Tatera panja Wroughton, 1906
    Tatera lobengulae bechuanae Wroughton, 1906
    Tatera lobengulae beirensis Roberts, 1929
    Tatera lobengulae limpopoensis Roberts, 1929
    Tatera lobengulae littoralis Roberts, 1929
    Tatera lobengulae mashonae Wroughton, 1906
    Tatera lobengulae mitchelli Roberts, 1929
    Tatera lobengulae pestis Roberts, 1929
    Tatera lobengulae pretoriae Roberts, 1929
    Tatera miliaria salsa Wroughton, 1906
    Tatera miliaria stellae Wroughton, 1906
    Tatera lobengulae tzaneenensis Roberts, 1929
    Tatera schinzi waterbergensis Roberts, 1938
    Tatera lobengulae zuluensis Roberts, 1931
  Common Name(s): Bushveld Gerbil [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          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  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyGerbillinae Gray, 1825  
                                              GenusGerbilliscus Thomas, 1897  
                                                 SubgenusGerbilliscus (Taterona) Wroughton, 1917  
                                                    SpeciesGerbilliscus leucogaster (Peters, 1852) – Bushveld Gerbil  

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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: Gerbilliscus leucogaster, Bushveld Gerbil [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Tatera leucogaster  
    Comments: Subgenus Taterona. Taxonomy and distribution summarized by Meester et al. (1986), who included this species in the G. robustus group. Nongeographic variation in Botswana sample analyzed by Swanepoel et al. (1979). Discriminant function analyses contrasting Angolan G. validus and G. leucogaster documented by Crawford-Cabral and Pacheco (1991). Southern African Subregion populations reviewed by Perrin (1997f) and Skinner and Smithers (1990)  



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