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AuthorsC. Smeenk, Y. Kaneko, K. Tsuchiya
TitleOn the type material of Mus argenteus Temminck, 1844
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
AbstractThe taxonomic history of the Japanese Wood Mouse ("Himenezumi" in Japanese) is reviewed.
Two scientific names have been widely used: Apodemus argenteus (Temminck, 1844) and Apodemus geisha (Thomas, 1905). To solve this controversy, the type material of Mus argenteus Temminck, 1844 in the Leiden museum is re-examined. The type series is composite; a lectotype is chosen. The lectotype corresponds in skull characters with the holotype of Micromys geisha Thomas, 1905; the latter name therefore is a junior synonym of Mus argenteus. The two paralectotypes are juvenile specimens of Apodemus speciosus (Temminck, 1844).
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