Rattus tanezumi ( Temminck, 1844 )

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L., 2018, Mammals of Korea: a review of their taxonomy, distribution and conservation status, Zootaxa 4522 (1), pp. 1-216: 184

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4522.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4571531

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scientific name

Rattus tanezumi ( Temminck, 1844 )
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Rattus tanezumi ( Temminck, 1844)   — Oriental House Rat

Mus tanezumi Temminck   in Siebold, Temminck, and Schlegel, 1844 p.51; Type locality- Nagasaki (restricted by Jones & Johnson, 1965   ), Japan.

Rattus rattus alexandrinus: Kishida & Mori, 1931 p.378   ; Kuroda, 1938 p.65.

R. rattus rattus: Kishida & Mori, 1931 p.378   ; Won, 1968 p.176.

Rattus norvegicus longicaudus Mori, 1937 p.42   ; Type locality- Ulleung (Dagelet) Island, Korea; Won, 1958 p.449; Won, 1968 p.176.

R. tanezumi: Kuroda, 1938 p.69   ; Musser & Carleton, 2005 p.1489; Kim et al., 2013 p.550.

R. rattus flavipectus: Ellerman, 1949 p.58   ; Jones & Johnson, 1965 p.390.

R. rattus: Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951 p.581   ; Won, 1958 p.448; Won, 1968 p.176; Yoon, 1992 p.82; Han, 1994 p.47; Won & Smith, 1999 p.28; Han, 2004c p.119; Jo et al., 2012 p.253.

R. alexandrinus: Won, 1958 p.448   .

R. rattus rufescens: Won, 1967 p.236   .

Range: The range of R. tanezumi   converges in the central and southern regions of Korea, with populations especially prominent in and near port cities including Jeju Island and Ulleung Island ( Fig. 125 View FIGURE 125 ). Interactions with R. norvegicus   limit the distribution of the roof rat. On Jeju Island, the range of R. tanezumi   was restricted to within 1 km of the port ( Won 1967).

Remarks: The population on Ulleung Island was mistakenly identified as R. n. longicaudus but corrected as R. rattus tanezumi   . Corbet (1978) regarded the Korean population as R. r. tanezumi   along with China and Japan. Jones and Johnson (1965) described black rats in Korea as R. rattus flavipectus   ; Won (1967) disagreed and proposed that the black rat in Korea should be R. rattus rufescens   . Won (1968) disputed this subspecies with a classification of R. r. rattus   instead. Corbet (1978) questioned R. rattus flavipectus   stating that R. r. flavipectus   was a synonym for R. rattus tanezumi   . Koh (1992) confirmed R. r. tanezumi ( Temminck, 1844)   as the subspecies name for roof rats in Korea. However, Carleton and Musser (2005) elevated R. r. tanezumi   to Rattus tanezumi   as a monotypic species but mammalogists in Korea rarely accepted R. tanezumi   . Based on mtDNA analysis, Kim et al. (2013b) confirmed the correct identity of R. rattus   on Jeju Island as R. tanezumi   . Since apparently, R. rattus   and R. tanezumi   are cryptic species, and morphological identification of specimens was involved, the classification of most R. rattus   in Korea must change to R. tanezumi   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Rattus

Loc

Rattus tanezumi ( Temminck, 1844 )

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L. 2018
2018
Loc

R. rattus rufescens: Won, 1967 p.236

Won 1967:
1967
Loc

R. alexandrinus:

Won 1958:
1958
Loc

R. rattus: Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951 p.581

Jo 2012:
Han 2004:
Won & Smith 1999:
Han 1994:
Yoon 1992:
Won 1968:
Won 1958:
Ellerman & Morrison-Scott 1951:
1951
Loc

R. rattus flavipectus: Ellerman, 1949 p.58

Jones & Johnson 1965:
Ellerman 1949:
1949
Loc

R. tanezumi: Kuroda, 1938 p.69

Kim 2013: 550
Musser & Carleton 2005:
Kuroda 1938:
1938
Loc

Rattus norvegicus longicaudus

Won 1968:
Won 1958:
Mori 1937:
1937
Loc

Rattus rattus alexandrinus:

Kuroda 1938:
Kishida & Mori 1931:
1931
Loc

R. rattus rattus: Kishida & Mori, 1931 p.378

Won 1968:
Kishida & Mori 1931:
1931
Loc

Mus tanezumi

Siebold, Temminck, and Schlegel 1844:
1844