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Aethomys ineptus

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: Aethomys ineptus


Aethomys ineptus (Thomas & Wroughton, 1908)

Type locality: Mozambique, Zambezi River, Tette (= Tete); see Chimimba (1998:432) for details.


* Aethomys chrysophilus capricornis Roberts, 1926
* Aethomys chrysophilus fouriei Roberts, 1946
* Aethomys chrysophilus harei Roberts, 1946
* Aethomys chrysophilus magalakuini Roberts, 1926
* Aethomys chrysophilus tongensis Roberts, 1931
* Mus chrysophilus ineptus Thomas & Wroughton, 1908
* Mus chrysophilus pretoriae Roberts, 1913
* Mus chrysophilus tzaneenensis Jameson, 1909


* Thomas, O., and R. C. Wroughton, 1908. The Rudd exploration of S. Africa.—X. List of mammals collected by Mr. Grant near Tette, Zambesia. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1908: 546.
* Jameson, H. L. 1909. On a collection of mammals from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 4: 460.
* Roberts, A. 1913. The collection of mammals in the Transvaal Museum registered up to 31st March 1913 with descriptions of new species. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 4: 85.
* Roberts, A. 1926. Some new South African mammals and some changes in nomenclature. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 11: 245–263.
* Roberts, A. 1931. New forms of South African mammals. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 14: 235.
* Roberts, A. 1946. Descriptions of numerous new subspecies of mammals. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 20: 303–328.
* Chimimba, T. C., and A. V. Linzey, 2008. Aethomys ineptus. Mammalian Species, 809: 1-7.


* Aethomys ineptus in Mammal Species of the World.
Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).
* IUCN link: Aethomys ineptus (Thomas & Wroughton, 1908) (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Tete Veld Aethomys


The Tete Veld Aethomys (Aethomys ineptus) is a species of rodent in the Muridae family. It is found in South Africa and Swaziland. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, and temperate grassland.


1. ^ Taylor, P.J. & Coetzee, N. (2008). Aethomys ineptus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 8 February 2009.

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