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Arvicanthis rufinus  (Temminck, 1853)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970810

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Arvicanthis mordax Thomas, 1911
    Arvicanthis occidentalis Wroughton, 1906
    Arvicanthis setosus Thomas, 1905
  Common Name(s): Guinean Arvicanthis [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 – 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  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusArvicanthis Lesson, 1842 – African Grass Rats  
                                                 SpeciesArvicanthis rufinus (Temminck, 1853) – Guinean Arvicanthis  

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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: Arvicanthis rufinus, Guinean Arvicanthis [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Comments: 2n = 62, FNa = 76 (Volobouev et al., 2002a). This is the species separated from A. niloticus and identified as chromosomal type ANI-4, and the subject of studies incorporating data from chromosomes, allozymes, mtDNA cytochrome b sequences, and morphometrics (Capanna et al., 1996b; Capula et al., 1997; Civitelli et al., 1995; Corti et al., 1996b; Ducroz et al., 1998; Fadda and Corti, 2001; Garagna et al., 1999; Volobouev et al., 2002a). This species and A. blicki are the largest in body size...  



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