Vernaya

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Vernaya
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Vernaya
Anthony, 1941
Type species
Chiropodomys fulvus
G. M. Allen, 1927
Species

3 extinct, 1 extant , see text.

Vernaya is a genus of rodent in the subfamily Murinae from southern China and northern Burma. It contains a single extant species, the red climbing mouse (Vernaya fulva), and several extinct species, all described by Zheng in 1993, namely Vernaya prefulva, Vernaya pristina, Vernaya giganta and Vernaya wushanica. The genus is named after Arthur Stannard Vernay who collected the specimen of V. fulva on an expedition to Burma with Charles Suydam Cutting.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony, HE (1941). "collected by the Vernay-Cutting Burma expedition". Papers on Mammalogy. Field Museum of Natural History. pp. 37–123. 
  2. ^ Lunde, DP (2007). MAMMALIAN SPECIES: Vernaya fulva. 806. pp. 1–3.