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Phenacomys intermedius (western heather vole)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Phenacomys intermedius was named by Merriam (1889). It is extant.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Phenacomys intermedius Merriam
1975Propliophenacomys uptegrovensis Martin
1980Phenacomys intermedius Kurten and Anderson p. 258
2004Phenacomys intermedius Storer p. 153
2006Phenacomys intermedius Galewski et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
familyArvicolinae
tribePhenacomyiniZagorodnyuk 1990
genusPhenacomysMerriam 1889
speciesintermediusMerriam 1889

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
Merriam 1889Size rather small; tail slender, cylindrical; ears moderate, thin, protuding slightly beyond fur, well haired on both sides; roots rather near together; antiragus small, about as high as long; hind foot more slender than in P. celatus; whiskers long and stiff; pelage deep, full and soft.