Cryptomys

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Suborder: Hystricomorpha
Infraorder: Hystricognathi
Infraordo: Phiomorpha
Familia: Bathyergidae
Genus: Cryptomys
Species: C. bocagei - C. damarensis - C. foxi - C. hottentotus - C. mechowi - C. ochraceocinereus - C. zechi

Name

Cryptomys Gray, 1864

Synonyms

* Coetomys Gray, 1864

References

* Ingram, C.M.; Burda, H.; Honeycutt, R.L. 2004: Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomy of the African mole-rats genus Cryptomys and the new genus Coetomys Gray, 1864. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 31: 997–1014.
* Kock, D.; Ingram, C.M.; Frabotta, L.J.; Honeycutt, R.L.; Burda, H. 2006: On the nomenclature of Bathyergidae and Fukomys n. gen. (Mammalia: Rodentia). Zootaxa, 1142: 51-55. Abstract & excerpt
* Cryptomys on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Cryptomys is the genus of common mole rats, endemic to Africa. Most of the species formerly placed in this genus were moved to the genus Fukomys in 2006.
References

* Kock D, Ingram CM, Frabotta LJ, Honeycutt RL, Burda H. 2006. On the nomenclature of Bathyergidae and Fukomys n. gen. (Mammalia: Rodentia). Zootaxa 1142: 51–55.
* Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.

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