Archboldomys

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Archboldomys kalinga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Archboldomys
Musser, 1982
Species

Archboldomys kalinga
Archboldomys luzonensis
Archboldomys musseri

Distribution Archboldomys.PNG
Distribution of Archboldomys in the northern Philippines.
Red: A. kalinga
Blue: A. musseri
Light green: A. luzonensis

Archboldomys, the shrew-mice, are a genus of rodents in the family Muridae. They are carnivores that feed on invertebrates much like shrews do. An apparently smaller relatives of the true shrew-rats Chrotomys and Rhynchomys, Archboldomys are somewhat convergent to the more distantly related Crunomys.[1]

The species are:[2]

A. kalinga was only discovered on March 30, 2000, and described in 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Balete et al. (2006)
  2. ^ Musser & Carleton (2005), Balete et al. (2006)
  • Balete, Danilo S.; Rickart, Eric A. & Heaney, Lawrence R. (2006): A new species of the shrew-mouse, Archboldomys (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae), from the Philippines. Systematics and Biodiversity 4(4): 489–501. doi:10.1017/S1477200006002003 (HTML abstract)
  • Musser, G.G. & Carleton, M.D. (2005): Superfamily Muroidea. In: Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.): Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference: 894-1531. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Musser, G.G. (1982): Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 110. Crunomys and the small-bodied shrew rats native to the Philippine Islands and Sulawesi (Celebes). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 174(1): 1-95.