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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
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

Type species: Epimys hindei Thomas, 1902

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 in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.
Aethomys Thomas, 1915 – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Aethomys is a genus of rodent from Africa.[1] They are commonly referred to as rock rats, bush rats or rock mice.

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


CHIMIMBA, CHRISTIAN T., NICO J. DIPPENAAR, and TERENCE J. ROBINSON. "Morphometric and morphological delineation of southern African species of Aethomys (Rodentia: Muridae)." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 67.4 (1999): 501-527.

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