Megadontomys cryophilus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Cricetidae
Subfamilia: Neotominae
Tribus: Peromyscini
Genus: Megadontomys
Species: Megadontomys cryophilus

Name[edit]

  • Megadontomys cryophilus (Musser, 1964)

Holotype: UMMZ 112872, adult ♂, skin, skeleton and glans penis.

Type locality: “Mexico, Oaxaca, Distrito de Ixtlrin, Sierra de Juárez, 13 mi. (on Tuxtepec-Oaxaca de Jurirez road) NE Llano de lau Flores on upper slopes of Cerlo Pelon, 9200 feet [=2804 m] elevation.”

Combinations[edit]

  • Peromyscus thomasi cryophilus Musser, 1964: 13 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Megadontomys cryophilus: Carleton, 1989: 37, 104 [name combination, elevate to species status]

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Oaxaca Giant Deer Mouse, Oaxacan Giant Deer Mouse