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Stenocephalemys ruppi  (Van der Straeten and Dieterlen, 1983)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970906

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Myomys ruppi (Van der Straeten and Dieterlen, 1983)
  Common Name(s): Rupp's Stenocephalemys [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  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusStenocephalemys Frick, 1914 – Ethiopian Narrow-headed Rats  
                                                 SpeciesStenocephalemys ruppi (Van der Straeten and Dieterlen, 1983) – Rupp's Stenocephalemys  

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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: Stenocephalemys ruppi, Rupp's Stenocephalemys [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable as Myomys ruppi  
    Comments: Originally described as a species of Praomys based on material collected by Rupp (1980), who illustrated the skull as 'Praomys albipes, stenocephaler Typ' (p. 92). Musser and Carleton (1993) wrote that 'M. ruppi combines morphological features of both M. albipes and Stenocephalemys, an observation reinforced by morphometric analyses (Van der Straeten and Dieterlen, 1983). Were it not for the long tail of M. ruppi (a trait shared with M. albipes), the species could as easily be included with...  



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