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GENUS Lenomys

Author:Thomas, 1898.
Citation:Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond., 14: 409.
Type Species:Mus meyeri Jentink, 1879.
Comments:PithecheirDivision. A Sulawesi endemic reviewed by Musser (1970d, 1981c, 1984). Tate (1936), followed by Simpson (1945), listed Lenomys as a member of the Phloeomyinae along with Coryphomys, Chiruromys, Pogonomys, Mallomys, Phloeomys, Chiropodomys, and Crateromys, but no evidence supports this arrangement (Ellerman, 1949a; our studies). External, cranial, and spermatozoal traits tied Lenomys phylogenetically close to Eropeplus, another Sulawesian endemic (Breed and Musser, 1991; Musser, 1981c). Both genera may be most closely allied to the Sundaic Lenothrix and Pithecheir (Musserís unpublished research), an alliance already suggested by Misonne (1969) based on molar occlusal patterns. Lenomys and Eropeplus were placed in a Pithecheir Section of a larger Micromys Group by Pavlinov et al. (1995a). Reviewed by Musser (1981c).
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