RODENTIA Bowdich, 1821,

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: 162

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RODENTIA Bowdich, 1821


ORDER RODENTIA Bowdich, 1821 

Four native families and one invasive Family Echimyidae  , representing 21 species and 16 genera, occur in Korea. We regard the report of Petaurista leucogenys  ( Sciuridae  ) as unlikely because it is based on an imported skin from Japan ( Jones & Johnson 1965). The possible presence of Apodemus sylvaticus  ( Muridae  ) is a misidentification of A. peninsulae ( Han 2004c)  . Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) included Korea within the distribution of Allactaga sibirica  ( Dipodidae  ). However, the record for Korea was based on specimens from Jehol, China ( Jones & Johnson, 1965; Corbet 1978).