Fukomys livingstoni

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Fukomys livingstoni


Taxonavigation: Phiomorpha 

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: Hystricomorpha
Infraordo: Hystricognathi
Parvordo: Phiomorpha

Familia: Bathyergidae
Genus: Fukomys
Species: Fukomys livingstoni


Holotype: NHMUK 2015.42, adult ♂, skin and skull.

Type locality: “Msimba village, 6.4 km northeast from the city centre of Ujiji (S04º51.760'; E029º42.326'). The specimen was trapped in a valley at an altitude of 793 m (2,601 ft) above sea level, in an area with moist sandy soil, where cassava, sweet potato, maize, palms and bananas were being cultivated.”. Kasaka hamlet within the village of Msimba, near Ujiji, Tanzania.


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English: Livingstone’s Mole-rat