Wednesday, July 17, 2013

[Mammalogy • 2003] Mus fragilicauda | Sheath-tailed Mouse | หนูหริ่งหางเปราะ • Phylogenetic position and description of a new species of subgenus Mus (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the central plain of Thailand


Sheath-tailed Mouse | หนูหริ่งหางเปราะ
Mus fragilicauda Auffray, Orth, Catalan, Gonzalez, Desmarais, Bonhomme 2003

Abstract
Molecular, chromosomal and morphometric analyses of wild-caught mice of subgenus Mus from the central plain of Thailand are presented. These specimens are distinct from all species previously described in the literature. This has led to the characterization of Mus fragilicauda sp. n., a new member of the set of closely related species encompassed by the subgenus. While this species may be considered as a sibling and sympatric species of the Asian M. cervicolor, M. fragilicauda sp. n. is phylogenetically closer to the M. musculus complex of species and to the other European species of Mus.


Jean-Christophe Auffray, Annie Orth, Josette Catalan, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Eric Desmarais, François Bonhomme. 2003. Phylogenetic position and description of a new species of subgenus Mus (Rodentia, Mammalia) from Thailand. Zoologica Scripta. 32 (2): 119–127. DOI: 10.1046/j.1463-6409.2003.00108.x 

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