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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Arvicanthis

Species: A. abyssinicus - A. ansorgei - A. blicki - A. nairobae - A. neumanni - A. niloticus - A. rufinus


Arvicanthis Lesson, 1842

Arvicanthis 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.

Vernacular names
English: unstriped grass mice

Arvicanthis is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as unstriped grass mice, unstriped grass rats, and kusu rats.

Genus Arvicanthis - unstriped grass mice

Abyssinian grass rat, Arvicanthis abyssinicus Rüppell, 1842
Sudanian grass rat, Arvicanthis ansorgei Thomas, 1910
Blick's grass rat, Arvicanthis blicki Frick, 1914
Nairobi grass rat, Arvicanthis nairobae J. A. Allen, 1909
Neumann's grass rat, Arvicanthis neumanni Matschie, 1894
African grass rat, Arvicanthis niloticus É. Geoffroy, 1803
Guinean grass rat, Arvicanthis rufinus Temminck, 1853

Genetic evidence indicates that the extinct Canariomys is also nested within this genus.[1]

Renom, Pere; de-Dios, Toni; Civit, Sergi; Llovera, Laia; Sánchez-Gracia, Alejandro; Lizano, Esther; Rando, Juan Carlos; Marquès-Bonet, Tomàs; Kergoat, Gael J.; Casanovas-Vilar, Isaac; Lalueza-Fox, Carles (2021). "Genetic data from the extinct giant rat from Tenerife (Canary Islands) points to a recent divergence from mainland relatives". Biology Letters. 17 (12): 20210533. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2021.0533. PMC 8692034. PMID 34932923.

Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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