Aethomys ineptus

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Aethomys ineptus


Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

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
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: 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
Tribus: Arvicanthini
Genus: Aethomys
Species: Aethomys ineptus



Aethomys ineptus (Thomas & Wroughton, 1908)

Type locality: Mozambique, Zambezi River, Tette (= Tete); see Chimimba (1998:432) for details.


  • Aethomys chrysophilus capricornis Roberts, 1926
  • Aethomys chrysophilus fouriei Roberts, 1946
  • Aethomys chrysophilus harei Roberts, 1946
  • Aethomys chrysophilus magalakuini Roberts, 1926
  • Aethomys chrysophilus tongensis Roberts, 1931
  • Mus chrysophilus ineptus Thomas & Wroughton, 1908
  • Mus chrysophilus pretoriae Roberts, 1913
  • Mus chrysophilus tzaneenensis Jameson, 1909


  • Thomas, O., and R. C. Wroughton, 1908. The Rudd exploration of S. Africa.—X. List of mammals collected by Mr. Grant near Tette, Zambesia. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1908: 546.
  • Jameson, H. L. 1909. On a collection of mammals from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 4: 460.
  • Roberts, A. 1913. The collection of mammals in the Transvaal Museum registered up to 31st March 1913 with descriptions of new species. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 4: 85.
  • Roberts, A. 1926. Some new South African mammals and some changes in nomenclature. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 11: 245–263.
  • Roberts, A. 1931. New forms of South African mammals. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 14: 235.
  • Roberts, A. 1946. Descriptions of numerous new subspecies of mammals. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 20: 303–328.
  • Chimimba, T. C., and A. V. Linzey, 2008. Aethomys ineptus. Mammalian Species, 809: 1–7.

Vernacular names

English: Tete Veld Aethomys