Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea
Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Aethomys
Species: A. bocagei - A. chrysophilus - A. hindei - A. ineptus - A. kaiseri - A. nyikae - A. silindensis - A. stannarius - A. thomasi


Aethomys Thomas, 1915

Vernacular names


* Thomas, O. 1915. List of mammals (exclusive of Ungulata) collected on the Upper Congo by Dr. Christy for the Congo Museum, Tervueren. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 8, 16: 477.
* Ellerman, J. R. 1941. The families and genera of living rodents. Vol. II. Family Muridae. British Museum (Natural History), London, United Kingdom.
* Roberts, A. 1951. The mammals of South Africa. Trustees of "The Mammals of South Africa" Book Fund, Johannesburg, South Africa.
* Musser, G. G., and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Family Muridae. Pp. 1189–1531 in Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference (D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds.). 3rd ed. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.
* Aethomys on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder


Aethomys is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as rock rats, bush rats or rock mice.


* Genus Aethomys
o Aethomys bocagei - Bocage's Rock Rat (Thomas, 1904)
o Aethomys chrysophilus - Red Rock Rat (de Winton, 1897)
o Aethomys granti - Grant's Rock Rat (Wroughton, 1908)
o Aethomys hindei - Hinde's Rock Rat( Thomas, 1902)
o Aethomys ineptus - Tete Veld Aethomys (Thomas & Wroughton, 1908)
o Aethomys kaiseri - Kaiser's Rock Rat (Noack, 1887)
o Aethomys namaquensis - Namaqua Rock Rat (A. Smith, 1834)
o Aethomys nyikae - Nyika Rock Rat (Thomas, 1897)
o Aethomys silindensis - Silinda Rock Rat Roberts, 1938
o Aethomys stannarius - Tinfield's Rock Rat (Thomas, 1913)
o Aethomys thomasi Thomas's Rock Rat (de Winton, 1897)

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