Research Library | Digital Repository

Archboldomys (Muridae, Murinae) reconsidered : a new genus and three new species of shrew mice from Luzon Island, Philippines. (American Museum novitates, no. 3754)

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Balete, Danilo S., 1960-
dc.contributor.author Rickart, Eric A.
dc.contributor.author Heaney, Lawrence R.
dc.contributor.author Alviola, Phillip A.
dc.contributor.author Duya, Melizar V.
dc.contributor.author Duya, Mariano Roy M.
dc.contributor.author Sosa, Timothy.
dc.contributor.author Jansa, Sharon A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-17T19:52:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-17T19:52:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6367
dc.description 60 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Shrew mice of the genus Archboldomys are poorly known members of an endemic clade of vermivorous/insectivorous murid rodents confined to Luzon Island, Philippines. Three species of these small, ground-living, diurnal mice were previously known, all from a handful of specimens from a few localities. The pattern of morphological and genetic differentiation among additional specimens of shrew mice from our recent field surveys in the Central Cordillera and Sierra Madre mountains of Luzon document the presence of two distinct species groups within Archboldomys as previously defined, as well as three new species. Gene-sequence data from the mitochondrial cytochrome b and nuclear IRBP genes confirm the existence of six distinct species, but also show that Archboldomys, as previously defined, is composed of two clades that are not sister taxa. Reevaluation of the presumed morphological synapomorphies among these shrew mice, together with analyses of karyological and gene-sequence data, support the following: (1) erection of Soricomys, new genus; (2) transfer of A. kalinga and A. musseri to Soricomys; and (3) recognition of Archboldomys maximus, n. sp., Soricomys leonardocoi, n. sp., and Soricomys montanus, n. sp. The new genus and species are described, and their phylogenetic relationships, biogeography, and conservation are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3754. en_US
dc.subject Soricomys. en_US
dc.subject Archboldomys. en_US
dc.subject Archboldomys maximus. en_US
dc.subject Soricomys leonardocoi. en_US
dc.subject Soricomys montanus. en_US
dc.subject Shrew rats. en_US
dc.subject Luzon (Philippines) en_US
dc.subject Philippines. en_US
dc.title Archboldomys (Muridae, Murinae) reconsidered : a new genus and three new species of shrew mice from Luzon Island, Philippines. (American Museum novitates, no. 3754) en_US
dc.title.alternative New genus and three new species of shrew mice from Luzon Island, Philippines. en_US
dc.title.alternative Archboldomys reconsidered. en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

Show simple item record

Search Entire Repository

Advanced Search

Browse

My Account