Rattus sordidus Gould, 1857 "1858"

Species in Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition

AnimaliaRodentiaMuridaeRattus

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This is the Rattus sordidus Gould, 1857 "1858" view, as seen by Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition checklist. Remember that you can also check the GBIF view on Rattus sordidus.

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Overview

Full Name

Rattus sordidus Gould, 1857 "1858"

Common names

  • Canefield Rat eng
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Taxonomic status

Unknown species

Published in

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. vol. 1857 p. 242

Remarks

Rattus fuscipes species group. One of the two species of native Rattus in the New Guinea-Australian region that occurs on both land masses. On morphological evidence, Taylor and Horner (1973) arranged villosissimus and colletti as subspecies of R. sordidus. Later evaluations, however, using chromosomal, biochemical, and hybridization data, suggested the three should be viewed as separate species in the same monophyletic cluster (Baverstock et al., 1977d, 1983a, 1986), which is the way they are treated in current faunal accounts and catalogs (Mahoney and Richardson, 1988; Redhead, 1995b; Watts and Aslin, 1981).

Subordinate taxa

Classification

There are no subordinate taxa for this species.
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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
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class
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order
Rodentia
family
Muridae
genus
Rattus
species
Rattus sordidus
 
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