Guy G. Musser

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Guy Graham Musser (10 August 1936 - October 2019), U.S. mammalogist.

  • Division of Vertebrate Zoology (Mammalogy), American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States.
  • Archbold Curator Emeritus Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States.

Taxon names authored

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  • Edmunds, G.F. & Musser, G.G. 1960. The mayfly fauna of Green River in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir Basin, Wyoming and Utah. In Angus Woodbury et al. (eds.), ‘‘Ecological studies of the flora and fauna of Flaming Gorge Reservoir Basin, Utah and Wyoming.’’ University of Utah Anthropology papers, No. 48, Upper Colorado Series, No. 3: 125–131.
  • Musser, G.G. & Durrant, S.D. 1960. Notes on Myotis thysanodes in Utah. Journal of Mammalogy 41: 393–394.






  • Musser, G.G. 1969. Notes on Peromyscus (Muridae) of Mexico and Central America. American Museum Novitates 2357: 1–23.
  • Musser, G.G. 1969. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 89. Notes on the taxonomic status of Rattus aspinatus Tate and Archbold, and Mus callitrichus Jentink (Rodentia, Muridae). American Museum Novitates 2365: 1–9.
  • Musser, G.G. 1969. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 91. A new genus and species of murid rodent from Celebes, with a discussion of its relationships. American Museum Novitates 2384: 1–41. handle Reference page
  • Musser, G.G. 1969 Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 92. Taxonomic notes on Rattus dollmani and R. hellwaldi (Rodentia, Muridae) of Celebes. American Museum Novitates 2386: 1–24.


  • Musser, G.G. 1970. Species limits of Rattus brahma, a murid rodent of northeastern India and northern Burma. American Museum Novitates 2406: 1–27.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970. Identity of the type-specimens of Sciurus aureogaster F. Cuvier and Sciurus nigrescens Bennett (Mammalia, Sciuridae). American Museum Novitates 2438: 1–19.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 93. Reidentification and reallocation of Mus callitrichus and allocations of Rattus maculipilis, R. m. jentinki, and R. microbullatus (Rodentia, Muridae). American Museum Novitates 2440: 1–35.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970. Rattus masaretes: A synonym of Rattus rattus mollucarius. Journal of Mammalogy 51: 606–609.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970. The taxonomic identity of Mus bocourti A. Milne Edwards (1874) (Mammalia: Muridae). Mammalia 34: 484–490.


  • Musser, G.G. 1971. Peromyscus allophylus Osgood: A synonym of Peromyscus gymnotis Thomas (Rodentia, Muridae). American Museum Novitates 2453: 1–10.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 94. Taxonomic status of Rattus tatei and Rattus frosti, two taxa of murid rodents known from middle Celebes. American Museum Novitates 2454: 1–19.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971. The taxonomic status of Rattus dammermani Thomas and Rattus toxi Sody (Rodentia, Muridae) of Celebes. Beaufortia 18 (242): 205–216.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971. The taxonomic association of Mus faberi Jentink with Rattus xanthurus (Gray), a species known only from Celebes (Rodentia: Muridae). Zoologische Mededelingen 45: 107–118.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971. The identities and allocations of Taeromys paraxanthus and T. tatei, two taxa based on composite holotypes (Rodentia, Muridae). Zoologische Mededelingen 45: 127–138.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971. The taxonomic status of Rattus tondanus Sody and notes on the holotypes of R. beccarii (Jentink) and R. thysanurus Sody (Rodentia: Muridae). Zoologische Medelingen 45: 147–157.


  • Musser, G.G. 1972. The species of Hapalomys (Rodentia, Muridae). American Museum Novitates 2503: 1–27.
  • Musser, G.G. 1972. Identities of taxa associated with Rattus rattus (Rodentia, Muridae) of Sumba Island, Indonesia. Journal of Mammalogy 53: 861–865.


  • Musser, G.G. 1973. Zoogeographical significance of the ricefield rat, Rattus argentiventer, on Celebes and New Guinea and the identity of Rattus pesticulus. American Museum Novitates 2511: 1–30.
  • Musser, G.G. 1973. Species-limits of Rattus cremoriventer and Rattus langbianis, murid rodents of Southeast Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands. American Museum Novitates 2525: 1–65.
  • Musser, G.G. 1973. Notes on additional specimens of Rattus brahma. Journal of Mammalogy 54: 267–270.




  • Musser, G.G. 1977. Epimys benguetensis, a composite, and one zoogeographic view of rat and mouse faunas in the Philippines and Celebes. American Museum Novitates 2624: 1–15.
  • Musser, G.G. 1977. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 100. Notes on the Philippine rat, Limnomys, and the identity of Limnomys picinus, a composite. American Museum Novitates 2636: 1–14.







  • Musser, G.G. 1984. Identities of subfossil rats from caves in southwestern Sulawesi. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 8: 61–94.
  • Carleton, M.D. & Musser, G.G. 1984. Muroid rodents. pp. 289–379 In S. Anderson and J.K. Jones, Jr. (eds.), Orders and families of Recent mammals of the World. New York: Wiley and Sons, 686 pp.




  • Musser, G.G. & Dagosto, M. 1987. The identity of Tarsius pumilus, a pygmy species endemic to the montane mossy forests of central Sulawesi. American Museum Novitates 2867: l–53.
  • Musser, G.G. 1987: The occurrence of Hadromys (Rodentia: Muridae) in Early Pleistocene Siwalik Strata in northern Pakistan and its bearing on biogeographic affinities between Indian and northeastern African murine faunas. American Museum Novitates 2883: 1–36. handle Reference page
  • Musser, G.G. 1987. The mammals of Sulawesi. pp. 73–93 In T.C. Whitmore (ed.), Biogeographic evolution of the Malay Archipelago. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 147 pp.


  • Musser, G.G. & Patton, J.L. 1989. Systematic studies of oryzomyine rodents (Muridae): the identity of Oecomys phelpsi Tate. American Museum Novitates 2961: 1–6.
  • Carleton, M.D. & Musser, G.G. 1989. Systematic studies of oryzomyine rodents (Muridae, Sigmodontinae): a synopsis of Microryzomys. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 191: 1–83.


  • Lawrence, M.A. & Musser, G.G. 1990. Mammal holotypes in the American Museum of Natural History: the lectotype of Prionailurus bengalensis alleni Sody (1949). American Museum Novitates 2973: 1–11.
  • Musser, G.G. 1990. Sulawesi Rodents: Species traits and chromosomes of Haeromys minahassae and Echiothrix leucura (Muridae: Murinae). American Museum Novitates 2989: 1–18.


  • Musser, G.G. 1991. Sulawesi rodents (Muridae, Murinae): descriptions of new species of Bunomys and Maxomys. American Museum Novitates 3001: 1–41. handle Reference page
  • Breed, W.G. & Musser, G.G. 1991. Sulawesi and Philippine rodents (Muridae): a survey of spermatozoal morphology and its significance for phylogenetic inference. American Museum Novitates 3003: 1–l5.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1991. A new species of sucking louse (Insecta, Anoplura) from a montane forest rat in Central Sulawesi and a preliminary interpretation of the sucking louse fauna of Sulawesi. American Museum Novitates 3008: 1–10.
  • Musser, G.G. & Holden, M.E. 1991. Sulawesi rodents (Muridae, Murinae): morphological and geographical boundaries of species in the Rattus hoffmanni Group and a new species from Pulau Peleng. pp. 322–413 in Griffiths, T.a. & Klingener, D. (eds.). Contributions to mammalogy in honor of Karl F. Koopman. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 206: 432 pp. handle Reference page


  • Musser, G.G. & Sommer, H.G. 1992. Taxonomic notes on specimens of the marsupials Pseudocheirus schlegelii and P. forbesi (Diprotodontia, Pseudocheiridae) in the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates 3044: 1–16.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1992. Suckling lice (Insecta, Anoplura) from indigenous Sulawesi rodents: a new species of Polyplax from a montane shrew rat, and new information about Polyplax wallacei and P. eropepli. American Museum Novitates 3952: 1–19.
  • Musser, G.G. & Heaney, L.R. 1992. Philippine rodents: definitions of Tarsomys and Limnomys plus a preliminary assessment of phylogenetic patterns among native Philippine murines (Murinae, Muridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 211: 1–138. handle Reference page


  • Rickart, E.A. & Musser, G.G. 1993. Philippine rodents: chromosomal characteristics and their significance for phylogenetic inference among 13 species (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae). American Museum Novitates 3064: 1–34.
  • Chandrasekar-Rao, A. & Musser, G.G. 1993. New distribution record for Mus caroli. Mammalia 57(3): 462–463.
  • Musser, G.G. and M.D. Carleton. 1993. Family Muridae. In D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds.), Mammal species of the world, Second ed.: 501–755. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, xviii + 1206 pp.


  • Musser, G.G. & Brothers, E.M. 1994. Identification of bandicoot rats from Thailand (Bandicota, Muridae, Rodentia). American Museum Novitates 3110: 1–56.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1994. The sucking lice (Insecta, Anoplura) of the world: a taxonomic checklist with records of mammalian hosts and their geographical distributions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 218: 1–90.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1994. The mammalian hosts of the sucking lice (Anoplura) of the world: a host-parasite list. Bulletin of the Society of Vector Ecology 19: 130–168.
  • Musser, G.G. 1994. New records of Tarsomys echinatus Musser & Heaney 1992 and Limnomys sibuanus Mearns 1905 from Mindanao, southern Philippines. Senckenbergiana Biologica 73: 33–38.



  • Musser, G.G., Brothers, E.M., Carleton, M.D. & Hutterer, R. 1996. Taxonomy and distributional records of Oriental and European Apodemus, with a review of the Apodemus-Sylvaemus problem. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 46: 143–190.


  • Musser, G.G. 1997. Dipodidae, Muridae, and Myoxidae. pp. 132–178 in M.C. McKenna and S.K. Bell, Classification of mammals above the species level. New York: Columbia University Press, 631 pp.



  • Van der Meulen, A.J. & Musser, G.G. 1999. New paleontological data from the continental Plio-Pleistocene of Java. In J.W.F. Reumer and J. de Vos (eds.), Elephants have a snorkel! Papers in honour of Paul Y. Sondaar. Deinsea, 361–368.




  • Lunde, D.P., Musser, G.G. & Tien, P.D. 2003. Records of some little known bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Vietnam. Mammalia 67: 459–461.
  • Lunde, D.P., Musser, G.G. & Son, N.T. 2003. A survey of small mammals from Mt. Tay Con Linh II, Vietnam, with the description of a new species of Chodsigoa (Insectivora, Soricidae). Mammal Study 28(1): 31–46. DOI: 10.3106/mammalstudy.28.31 Reference page
  • Lunde, D.P. & Musser, G.G. 2003. A recently discovered specimen of Indonesian mountain weasel (Mustela lutreolina Robinson & Thomas 1917) from Sumatra. Small Carnivore Conservation 28: 22.
  • Carleton, M.D., Musser, G.G. & Pavlinov, I.Ya. 2003. Myodes Pallas, 1811, is the valid name for the red-backed voles. In A. Averianov and N. Abramson (eds.), Systematics, phylogeny and paleontology of small mammals. An International Conference Devoted to the 90th Anniversary of Prof. I. M. Gromov: 96–98. Saint Petersburg: Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, 246 pp.














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