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Hypogeomys (Malagasy giant rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Nesomyidae

Taxonomy
Hypogeomys was named by Grandidier (1869). It is extant.

It was assigned to Nesomyinae by Steppan et al. (2004); and to Nesomyidae by Burney et al. (2008).

Species

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Hypogeomys Grandidier
2004Hypogeomys Steppan et al. p. 539
2008Hypogeomys Burney et al. p. 19

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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
subfamilyNesomyinae
genusHypogeomysGrandidier 1869

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.

G. Hypogeomys Grandidier 1869 [Malagasy giant rat]
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Hypogeomys boulei Grandidier 1912
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: Ji et al. 2002, Lillegraven 1979, Hendy et al. 2009, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988

Age range: Holocene or 0.01170 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Toliara) Hypogeomys australis (92732 92733)