Rhipidomys leucodactylus

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Rhipidomys leucodactylus


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: Sigmodontinae
Tribus: Thomasomyini
Genus: Rhipidomys
Species: Rhipidomys leucodactylus


  • Rhipidomys leucodactylus (Tschudi, 1845)


Type locality: “im Oststriche,” i.e., the eastern region of Peru visited by Tschudi, herein restricted to the Montaña de Vitoc area in Junín, Peru (Tribe, 2015: 601, 602).


  • Hesperomys (Rhipidomys) leucodactylus Tschudi, 1845: 183 [original combination]
  • Nyctomys leucodactylus: Fitzinger, 1867: 89 [name combination]


  • Hesperomys (Rhipidomys) sclateri Thomas, 1887: 152
  • Rhipidomys goodfellowi Thomas, 1900: 270
  • Rhipidomys bovallii Thomas, 1911: 114
  • Rhipidomys lucullus Thomas, 1911: 115
  • Rhipidomys equatoris Thomas, 1915: 312
  • Rhipidomys rex Thomas, 1927: 600
  • Rhipidomys leucodactylus aratayae Guillotin & Petter, 1984: 541


Primary references[edit]

  • Tschudi, J.J. von 1845. Untersuchungen über die Fauna Peruana. Therologie, [part 3:77– 132; aret 4:133– 88; part 5:189– 244]. St. Gallen: Scheitlin und Zollikofer. [See Sherborn 1922:cxxiv for dates of publication of parts.]
  • Fitzinger, L.J. 1867. Versuch einer natürlichen Anordnung de Nagethiere (Rodentia). Sitzungsber. Math. Naturwiss. Cl. Kl. Akad. Wiss. Wien. 56: 57–168 [separately numbered from pp. 1–112].
  • Thomas, O. 1887. On the small mammals collected in Demerara by Mr W. L. Sclater. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1887: 150–153 + 1 plate.
  • Thomas, O. 1900. Descriptions of new Neotropical mammals. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History series 7 5: 269–274.
  • Thomas, O. 1915. A new genus of phyllostome bats and a new Rhipidomys from Ecuador. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History series 8 16: 310–312.
  • Thomas, O. 1927. The Godman-Thomas expection to Peru.— VI. On mammals from the upper Huallaga and neighbouring highlands. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History series 9 20: 594–608.
  • Guillotin, M. & Petter, F. 1986. Un Rhipidomys nouveau de Guyane française, R. leucodactylus aratayae ssp. nov. (Rongeurs, Cricétidés). Mammalia 48: 541–544. [1985 vol. 49, no. 4: pp. 445ff. “Achevé d’imprimer le 20 mars 1986.”]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: White-footed Rhipidomys, Great Rhipidomys, White-footed Climbing Mouse