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Nesomyidae

Mammalia - Rodentia - Nesomyidae

Taxonomy
Nesomyidae is a family. It is extant.

It was assigned to Eumuroida by Steppan et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2004Nesomyidae Steppan et al. p. 547

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
RankNameAuthor
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes()
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
Boreoeutheria
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
GliriformesWyss and Meng 1996
Glires()
Simplicidentata()
orderRodentiaBowdich 1821
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
Eumuroida
familyNesomyidae
familyNesomyidae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

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G. Beamys Thomas 1909
G. Cricetomys Waterhouse 1840 [giant pouched rat]
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Cricetomys emini Wroughton 1910 [Emin's pouched rat]
Subfm. Dendromurinae Alston 1875
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G. Dendromus Smith 1829 [African climbing mice]
G. Malacothrix Wagner 1843
G. Macrotarsomys Milne-Edwards and Grandidier 1898 [big-footed mouse]
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G. Mystromys Wagner 1841
Subfm. Nesomyinae
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G. Brachytarsomys Günther 1875
G. Eliurus Milne-Edwards 1885 [tufted-tailed rat]
G. Gymnuromys Forsyth Major 1896
G. Hypogeomys Grandidier 1869 [Malagasy giant rat]
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Hypogeomys boulei Grandidier 1912
G. Nesomys Peters 1870
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G. Petromyscus Thomas 1926
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: herbivoreo
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-08-26 14:04:46
Modified: 2005-08-26 16:04:46
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1999, Ji et al. 2002, Lillegraven 1979, Hendy et al. 2009, Carroll 1988

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the MN 9 to the top of the Holocene or 11.10000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 9.7 Ma

Collections (35 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Spain (Granada) Dendromus sp. (26752)
MN 911.1 - 9.7Namibia Nesomyidae indet., Dendromuridae indet. (87787)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Kenya Dendromurinae indet. (22274)
Messinian - Piacenzian7.246 - 2.588South Africa (Cape) Mystromys sp., Mystromys darti, Mystromys hausleitneri, Dendromus sp. (59167)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6South Africa Mystromys pocockei (22221)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588South Africa Mystromys hausleitneri, Dendromus sp., Malacothrix sp. (22339) Mystromys hausleitneri, Mystromys sp., Dendromus sp. (22353) Mystromys hausleitneri, Mystromys sp., Dendromus sp., Malacothrix sp. (22341)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Tanzania (Eastern Drift Valley) Dendromus sp. (32050)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Tanzania Dendromus sp. (21799 21831)
Late/Upper Pliocene - Pleistocene3.6 - 0.0117South Africa Mystromys hausleitneri, Mystromys cookei, Dendromus sp., Malacothrix sp. (22333 22334)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781South Africa Mystromys sp., Mystromys hausleitneri, Malacothrix typica (21824)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117South Africa Mystromys albicaudatus, Dendromus melanotis, Malacothrix typica (21915)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Congo-Kinshasa Cricetomys sp. (22074)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0South Africa Mystromys albicaudatus, Dendromus melanotis, Dendromus mystacalis, Malacothrix typica (21949)
Calabrian1.8 - 0.774Tanzania (Lake Natron Basin) Dendromus sp. (22558 22583)
Calabrian1.8 - 0.774South Africa Mystromys albicaudatus (21961)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.774 - 0.0117Kenya Dendromus sp., Cricetomys sp. (22272)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.774 - 0.0117Ethiopia Dendromuridae indet. (22138 22156)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117South Africa (Namaqualand) Mystromys sp. (51187)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Toliara) Hypogeomys australis, Eliurus myoxinus, Eliurus sp., Macrotarsomys bastardi, Macrotarsomys petteri (92733) Nesomys rufus, Hypogeomys australis (92732)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Cote D'Ivoire Cricetomys gambianus (21692)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Kenya Dendromus sp. (21959)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Beanka) Eliurus myoxinus, Eliurus sp. (205190 205193)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0South Africa Mystromys albicaudatus, Dendromus sp. (21896) Mystromys sp. (21862)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Congo-Kinshasa Cricetomys sp. (22073)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0South Africa (N. Transraal) Dendromus melanotis, Dendromus mystacalis (21693)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Zambia Dendromus mystacalis (21894)