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Micaelamys namaquensis  (A. Smith, 1834)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970854

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Aethomys namaquensis (A. Smith, 1834)
    Mus arborarius Peters, 1852
    Mus auricomis de Winton, 1897
    Mus avarillus Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
    Mus lehocla A. Smith, 1836
    Aethomys namaquensis calarius Thomas, 1926
    Praomys namaquensis capensis Roberts, 1926
    Mus auricomis centralis Schwann, 1906
    Praomys namaquensis drakensbergi Roberts, 1926
    Praomys namaquensis klaverensis Roberts, 1926
    Praomys namaquensis lechochloides Roberts, 1926
    Mus namaquensis monticularis Jameson, 1909
    Aethomys namaquensis namibensis Roberts, 1946
    Aethomys namaquensis siccatus Thomas, 1926
    Aethomys namaquensis waterbergensis Roberts, 1946
  Common Name(s): Namaqua Micaelamys [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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  
                                              GenusMicaelamys Ellerman, 1941  
                                                 SpeciesMicaelamys namaquensis (A. Smith, 1834) – Namaqua Micaelamys  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Graaff, G. de  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of Southern Africa   
  Page(s): 267   
  Publisher: Butterworth & Co.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-409-09829-9   
  Reference for: Micaelamys namaquensis   
  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: Micaelamys namaquensis, Namaqua Micaelamys [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Aethomys namaquensis  
    Comments: Originally described as a species of Gerbillus (Gerbillinae), subsequently treated as a species of Aethomys (G. M. Allen, 1939), Thallomys (Ellerman, 1941) or Rattus in subgenus Praomys (Ellerman et al., 1953). There is appreciable variation in body size and pelage coloration among geographic samples, but past systematic studies do not recognize subspecies or significant clinal patterns of variation (Chimimba, 1998; Chimimba et al., 1999). A recent intraspecific morphometric analysis across...  



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