Guy Musser

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Guy Graham Musser (Salt Lake City, 10 augustus 1936) is een Amerikaanse zoöloog en een specialist op het gebied van de muizen en ratten van de Oude Wereld (Murinae) en meer in het algemeen de Muroidea. Hij is in 1967 aan de Universiteit van Michigan gepromoveerd op een onderzoek naar de taxonomie van een Mexicaanse eekhoorn, Sciurus aureogaster. Later ging hij bij het American Museum of Natural History (New York) werken en werd daar uiteindelijk curator zoogdieren. Inmiddels is hij met pensioen.

In de jaren '60 en '70 publiceerde hij verscheidene artikelen over niet alleen eekhoorns, maar ook Neotominae en Murinae. In de jaren '70 bracht hij drie jaar door in het regenwoud van Celebes om muizen en ratten te vangen. De resultaten van die expeditie zijn nog steeds niet volledig gepubliceerd.

Begin jaren '80 werden enkele van zijn belangrijkste werken gepubliceerd: 'Notes on systematics of Indo-Malayan murid rodents, and descriptions of new genera and species from Ceylon, Sulawesi, and the Philippines' (1981), 'The giant rat of Flores and its relatives east of Borneo and Bali' (1981), 'Crunomys and the small-bodied shrew rats native to the Philippine Islands and Sulawesi (Celebes)' (1982) en 'Malaysian murids and the giant rat of Sumatra' (1983, samen met Cameron Newcomb). Deze werken hebben de taxonomie van de Aziatische Murinae radicaal veranderd door het opsplitsen van het geslacht Rattus en doordat Musser vele nieuwe soorten ontdekte en onderkende.

Later publiceerde hij nog vele artikelen over verschillende Aziatische en Australaziatische Murinae, en ook een aantal artikelen over de Sigmodontinae, een Zuid-Amerikaanse knaagdierengroep. In 1993 schreef hij samen met Michael Carleton het hoofdstuk over de Muroidea (een groep die onder andere de Murinae, de Neotominae en de Sigmodontinae omvat) voor de tweede editie van het gezaghebbende naslagwerk Mammal Species of the World. Afgezien van enkele artikelen over Murinae schreef hij in 1998 ook samen met Carleton, Alfred Gardner en Eric Brothers een lang artikel over soorten die vroeger in Oryzomys "capito" werden geplaatst (Sigmodontinae; deze soorten vormen nu de geslachten Transandinomys, Hylaeamys en Euryoryzomys). Dit uitgebreide, gedetailleerde en goed gedocumenteerde werk vormde een belangrijke vooruitgang in de kennis van deze ratten.

In 2005 schreef hij samen met Carleton ook in de derde editie van Mammal Species of the World het hoofdstuk over de Muroidea. Dit hoofdstuk was opvallend doordat er zeer gedetailleerde en goed gedocumenteerde informatie over de behandelde soorten werd gegeven. In de derde editie schreef hij ook samen met Carleton een algemene indeling op de knaagdieren, waarin de huidige classificatie met de onderorde Myomorpha, Sciuromorpha, Castorimorpha, Anomaluromorpha en Hystricomorpha werden voorgesteld, en samen met zijn vrouw Mary Ellen Holden het hoofdstuk over de jerboa's (Dipodidae).

Als dank voor zijn werk zijn er tot nu toe vijf zoogdieren naar hem genoemd: Archboldomys musseri, Crocidura musseri, Microhydromys musseri, Neacomys musseri en Volemys musseri. Musser heeft ook enig werk verricht aan de verschillende luizen die op zijn Murinae voorkomen; om deze reden zijn de luizen Eropsylla musseri, Heligmonoides musseri en Hoplopleura musseri naar hem vernoemd.

Musser heeft de volgende nieuwe taxa beschreven (voor dieren uit andere groepen dan de Murinae is de groep waar het dier toe behoort toegevoegd):

Bibliografie[bewerken]

  • Breed, W.G. & Musser, G.G. 1991. Sulawesi and Philippine rodents (Muridae): a survey of spermatozoal morphology and its significance for phylogenetic inference. American Museum Novitates 3003:1-15.
  • Carleton, M.D. & Musser, G.G. 1984. Muroid rodents. Pp. 289-379 in Anderson. S. & Jones, J.K., Jr. (eds.). Orders and families of Recent mammals of the world. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 686 pp.
  • Carleton, M.D. & Musser, G.G. 1989. Systematic studies of oryzomyine rodents (Muridae, Sigmodontinae): a synopsis of Microryzomys. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 191:1-83.
  • Carleton, M.D. & Musser, G.G. 1995. Systematic studies of oryzomyine rodents (Muridae: Sigmodontinae): definition and distribution of Oligoryzomys vegetus (Bangs, 1902). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108:338-369.
  • Carleton, M.D. & Musser, G.G. 2005. Order Rodentia. Pp. 745-752 in Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4
  • Carleton, M.D., Musser, G.G. & Pavlinov, I.Ya. 2003. Myodes Pallas, 1811, is the valid name for the genus of red-backed voles. Pp. 96-98.
  • Downing, K.F., Musser, G.G. & Park, L.E. 1998. The first fossil record of small mammals from Sulawesi, Indonesia: the large murid, Paruromys dominator, from the Late (?) Pliocene Walanae formation. Pp. 105-121 in Tomida, Y., Flynn, L.J. & Jacobs, L.L. (eds.). Advances in vertebrate paleontology and geochronology. National Science Museum Monographs 14:1-292.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1991. A new species of sucking louse (Insecta, Anoplura) from a montane forest rat in central Sulawesi, and a preliminary interpretation of the sucking louse fauna of Sulawesi. American Museum Novitates 3008:1-10.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1992. Sucking lice (Insecta, Anoplura) from indigenous Sulawesi rodents: a new species of Polyplax from a montane shrew rat, and new information about Polyplax wallacei and P. eropepli. American Museum Novitates 3052:1-19.
  • Durden, L.A. & Musser, G.G. 1994. The sucking lice (insecta, Anoplura) of the world: a taxonomic checklist with records of mammalian hosts and geographical distributions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 218:1-90.
  • Hooper, E.T. & Musser, G.G. 1964a. The glans penis in Neotropical cricetines (Family Muridae) with comments on classification of muroid rodents. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 123:1-57.
  • Hooper, E.T. & Musser, G.G. 1964b. Notes on classification of the rodent genus Peromyscus. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 635:1-13.
  • Junkun, H.E., Innis, B.L., Shrestha, M.P., Clayson, E.T., Scott, R.M., Linthicum, K.J., Musser, G.G., Gigliotti, S.C., Binn, L.N., Kuschner, R.A. & Vaughn, D.W. 2002. Evidence that rodents are a reservoir of hepatitis E virus for humans in Nepal. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40(12):4493-4498.
  • Lawrence, M.A. & Musser, G.G. 1990. Mammal holotypes in the American Museum of Natural History: the lectotype of Prionailurus bengalensis alleni Sody (1949). American Museum Novitates 2973:1-11.
  • Lunde, D.P., Musser, G.G. & Tien, P.D. 2003a. Records of some little known bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Vietnam. Mammalia 67:459-461.
  • Lunde, D.P., Musser, G.G. & Son, N.T. 2003b. A survey of small mammals from Mt. Tay Con Linh II, Vietnam, with the description of a new species of Chodsigoa (Insectivora: Soricidae). Mammal Study 28:31-46.
  • Lunde, D.P., Musser, G.G. & Ziegler, T. 2004. Description of a new species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae, Crocidurinae) from Ke Go Nature Reserve, Vietnam. Mammal Study 29(1):27-36.
  • Lunde, D.P., Son, N.T. & Musser, G.G. 2007. A survey of small mammals from Huu Lien Nature Reserve, Lang Son Province, Vietnam. Mammal Study 32(4):155-168.
  • Meulen, A.J. van der & Musser, G.G. 1999. New paleontological data from the continental Plio-Pleistocene of Java. Pp. 361-368 in Reumer, J.W.F. & Vos, J. de (eds.). Elephants have a snorkel! Papers in honour of Paul Y. Sondaar. Deinsea 7:1-422.
  • Musser, G.G. 1964. Notes on geographic distribution, habitat, and taxonomy of some Mexican mammals. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 636:1-22.
  • Musser, G.G. 1968. A systematic study of the Mexican and Guatemalan gray squirrel, Sciurus aureogaster, F. Cuvier (Rodentia: Sciuridae). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 137:1-112.
  • Musser, G.G. 1969a. Notes on Peromyscus (Muridae) of Mexico and Central America. American Museum Novitates 2357:1-23.
  • Musser, G.G. 1969b. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 91. A new genus and species of murid rodent from Celebes, with a discussion of relationships. American Museum Novitates 2384:1-41.
  • Musser, G.G. 1969c. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 92. Taxonomic notes on Rattus dollmani and Rattus hellwaldi (Rodentia, Muridae) of Celebes. American Museum Novitates 2386:1-24.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970a. Rattus masaretes: A synonym of Rattus rattus moluccarius. Journal of Mammalogy 51:606-609.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970b. Species-limits of Rattus brahma, a murid rodent of Northeastern India and Northern Burma. American Museum Novitates 2406:1-27.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970c. Identity of the type-specimens of Sciurus aureogaster F. Cuvier and Sciurus nigriscens Bennett (Mammalia, Sciurdae). American Museum Novitates 2438:1-19.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970d. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 93. Reidentification and reallocation of Mus callitrichus and allocations of Rattus maculipilis, R. m. jentinki, and R. microbullatus (Rodentia, Muridae). American Museum Novitates 2440:1-35.
  • Musser, G.G. 1970e. The taxonomic identity of Mus bocourti A. Milne Edwards (1874) (Mammalia: Muridae). Mammalia 34:484-490.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971a. Peromyscus allophylus Osgood: A synonym of Peromyscus gymnotis Thomas (Rodentia, Muridae). American Museum Novitates 2453:1-10.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971b. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 94. Taxonomic status of Rattus tatei and Rattus frosti, two taxa of murid rodents known from middle Celebes. American Museum Novitates 2454:1-19.
  • Musser, G.G. 1971c. The taxonomic association of Mus faberi Jentink with Rattus xanthurus (Gray), a species known only from Celebes (Rodentia: Muridae). Zoologische Mededelingen 45:107-118. PDF
  • Musser, G.G. 1971d. The identities and allocations of Taeromys paraxanthus and T. tatei, two taxa based on compositie holotypes (Rodentia, Muridae). Zoologische Mededelingen 45:127-138. PDF
  • Musser, G.G. 1971e. The taxonomic status of Rattus tondanus Sody and notes on the holotypes of R. beccarii (Jentink) and R. thysanurus Sody (Rodentia: Muridae). Zoologische Mededelingen 45:147-157. PDF
  • Musser, G.G. 1971f. The taxonomic status of Rattus dammermani Thomas and Rattus toxi Sody (Rodentia, Muridae) of Celebes. Beaufortia 18(242):205-216.
  • Musser, G.G. 1972. Identities of taxa associated with Rattus rattus (Rodentia, Muridae) of Sumba Island, Indonesia. Journal of Mammalogy 53:861-865.
  • Musser, G.G. 1973a. Notes on additional specimens of Rattus brahma. Journal of Mammalogy 54:267-270.
  • Musser, G.G. 1973b. Zoogeographical significance of the ricefield rat, Rattus argentiventer, on Celebes and New Guinea and the identity of Rattus pesticulus. American Museum Novitates 2511:1-30.
  • Musser, G.G. 1973c. Species-limits of Rattus cremoriventer and Rattus langbianis, murid rodents of Southeast Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands. American Museum Novitates 2525:1-65.
  • Musser, G.G. 1977a. Epimys benguetensis, a composite, and one zoogeographic view of rat and mouse faunas in the Philippines and Celebes. American Museum Novitates 2624:1-15.
  • Musser, G.G. 1977b. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 100. Notes on the Philippine rat, Limnomys, and the identity of Limnomys picinus, a composite. American Museum Novitates 2636:1-14.
  • Musser, G.G. 1979. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 102. The species of Chiropodomys, arboreal mice of Indochina and the Malay Archipelago. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 162:377-445.
  • Musser, G.G. 1981a. A new genus of arboreal rat from West Java, Indonesia. Zoologische Verhandelingen 189:1-35.
  • Musser, G.G. 1981b. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 105. Notes on systematics of Indo-Malayan murid rodents, and descriptions of new genera and species from Ceylon, Sulawesi, and the Philippines. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 168:225-334.
  • Musser, G.G. 1981c. The giant rat of Flores and its relatives east of Borneo and Bali. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 169:67-176.
  • Musser, G.G. 1982a. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 107. A new genus of arboreal rat from Luzon Island in the Philippines. American Museum Novitates 2730:1-23.
  • Musser, G.G. 1982b. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 108. The definition of Apomys, a native rat of the Philippine Islands. American Museum Novitates 2746:1-43.
  • Musser, G.G. 1982c. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 110. Crunomys and the small-bodied shrew rats native to the Philippine Islands and Sulawesi (Celebes). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 174:1-95.
  • Musser, G.G. 1982d. The Trinil rats. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 7:65-85.
  • Musser, G.G. 1984. Identities of subfossil rats from caves in southwestern Sulawesi. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia 8:61-94.
  • Musser, G.G. 1986. Sundaic Rattus: Definitions of Rattus baluensis and Rattus korinchi. American Museum Novitates 2862:1-24.
  • Musser, G.G. 1987a. The mammals of Sulawesi. Pp. 73-93 in Whitmore, T.C. (ed.). Biogeographical evolution of the Malay Archipelago. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 147 pp.
  • Musser, G.G. 1987b. The occurrence of Hadromys (Rodentia: Muridae) in Early Pleistocene Siwalik strata in northern Pakistan and its bearing on biogeographic affinities between Indian and northeastern African murine faunas American Museum Novitates 2883:1-36.
  • Musser, G.G. 1990. Sulawesi rodents: Species traits and chromosomes of Haeromys minahassae and Echiothrix leucura (Muridae: Murinae). American Museum Novitates 2989:1-18.
  • Musser, G.G. 1991. Sulawesi rodents: Descriptions of new species of Bunomys and Maxomys (Muridae, Murinae). American Museum Novitates 3001:1-41.
  • Musser, G.G. 1994. New records of Tarsomys echinatus Musser and Heaney 1992 and Limnomys sibuanus Mearns 1905 from Mindanao in the southern Philippines (Mammalia: Rodentia: Muridae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 73:33-38.
  • Musser, G.G. & Boeadi. 1980. A new genus of murid rodent from the Komodo islands in Nusatenggara, Indonesia. Journal of Mammalogy 61:395-413.
  • Musser, G.G. & Brothers, E.M. 1994. Identification of bandicoot rats from Thailand (Bandicota, Muridae, Rodentia). American Museum Novitates 3110:1-56.
  • Musser, G.G. & Califia, D. 1982. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 106. Identities of rats from Pulau Maratua and other islands off East Borneo. American Museum Novitates 2726:1-30.
  • Musser, G.G. & Carleton, M.D. 1993. Family Muridae. Pp. 501-755 in Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Musser, G.G. & Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894-1531 in Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0
  • Musser, G.G. & Chiu, S. 1979. Notes on taxonomy of Rattus andersoni and R. excelsior, murids endemic to Western China. Journal of Mammalogy 60:581-592.
  • Musser, G.G. & Dagosto, M. 1987. The identity of Tarsius pumilus, a pygmy species endemic to the montane mossy forests of central Sulawesi. American Museum Novitates 2867:1-53.
  • Musser, G.G. & Durden, L.A. 2002. Sulawesi rodents: description of a new genus and species of Murinae (Muridae, Rodentia) and its parasitic new species of sucking louse (Insecta, Anoplura). American Museum Novitates 3368:1-50.
  • Musser, G.G. & Freeman, P.W. 1981. A new species of Rhynchomys (Muridae) from the Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 62:154-159.
  • Musser, G.G. & Gardner, A.L. 1974. A new species of the ichthyomyine Daptomys from Perú. American Museum Novitates 2537:1-23.
  • Musser, G.G. & Gordon, L.K. 1981. A new species of Crateromys (Muridae) from the Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 62:513-525.
  • Musser, G.G. & Heaney, L.R. 1985. Philippine Rattus: A new species from the Sulu Archipelago. American Museum Novitates 2818:1-32.
  • Musser, G.G. & Heaney, L.R. 1992. Philippine rodents: Definitions of Tarsomys and Limnomys plus a preliminary assessment of phylogenetic patterns among native Philippine murines (Murinae, Muridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 211:1-138.
  • Musser, G.G. & Holden, M.E. 1991. Sulawesi rodents (Muridae: Murinae): Morphological and geographical boundaries of species in the Rattus hoffmanni group and a new species from Pulau Peleng. Pp. 322-413 in Griffiths, T.A. & Klingener, D. (eds.). Contributions to mammalogy in honor of Karl F. Koopman. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 206:1-432.
  • Musser, G.G. & Newcomb, C. 1983. Malaysian murids and the giant rat of Sumatra. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 174:327-598.
  • Musser, G.G. & Newcomb, C. 1985. Definitions of Indochinese Rattus losea and a new species from Vietnam. American Museum Novitates 1814:1-32.
  • Musser, G.G. & Piik, E. 1982. A new species of Hydromys (Muridae) from western New Guinea (Irian Jaya). Zoologische Mededelingen 56:153-167. PDF
  • Musser, G.G. & Sommer, H.G. 1992. Taxonomic notes on specimens of the marsupials Pseudocheirus schlegelii and P. forbesi (Diprotodontia, Pseudocheiridae) in the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates 3044:1-16.
  • Musser, G.G. & Williams, M.M. 1985. Systematic studies of oryzomyine rodents (Muridae): Definitions of Oryzomys villosus and Oryzomys talamancae. American Museum Novitates 2810:1-22.
  • Musser, G.G., Marshall, J.T., Jr. & Boeadi. 1979. Definition and contents of the Sundaic genus Maxomys (Rodentia, Muridae). Journal of Mammalogy 60:592-606.
  • Musser, G.G., Koopman, K.F. & Califia, D. 1982a. The Sulawesian Pteropus arquatus and P. argentatus are Acerodon celebensis; the Philippine P. leucotuis is an Acerodon. Journal of Mammalogy 63:319-328.
  • Musser, G.G., Gordon, L.K. & Sommer, H. 1982b. Species-limits in the Philippine murid, Chrotomys. Journal of Mammalogy 63:515-521.
  • Musser, G.G., Heaney, L.R. & Rabor, D.S. 1985. Philippine rats: A new species of Crateromys from Dinagat Island. American Museum Novitates 2821:1-25.
  • Musser, G.G., Weerd, A. van de & Strasser, E. 1986. Paulamys, a replacement name for Floresomys *Musser, 1981 (Muridae), and new material of that taxon from Flores, Indonesia. American Museum Novitates 2850:1-10.
  • Musser, G.G., Brothers, E.M., Carleton, M.D. & Hutterer, R. 1996. Taxonomy and distributional records of Oriental and European Apodemus, with a review of the Apodemus-Sylvaemus problem. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 46(1-4):143-190.
  • Musser, G.G., Heaney, L.R. & Tabaranza, B.R., Jr. 1998a. Philippine rodents: redefinitions of known species of Batomys (Muridae, Murinae) and description of a new species from Dinagat Island. American Museum Novitates 3237:1-51.
  • Musser, G.G., Carleton, M.D., Brothers, E.M. & Gardner, A.L. 1998b. Systematic studies of oryzomyine rodents (Muridae: Sigmodontinae): diagnoses and distributions of species formerly assigned to Oryzomys "capito". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 236:1-376.
  • Musser, G.G., Smith, A.L., Robinson, M.F. & Lunde, D.P. 2005. Description of a new genus and species of rodent (Murinae, Muridae, Rodentia) from the Khammouan Limestone National Biodiversity Conservation Area in Lao PDR. American Museum Novitates 3497:1-31.
  • Musser, G.G., Lunde, D.P. & Nguyen T.S. 2006. Description of a new genus and species of rodent (Murinae, Muridae, Rodentia) from the tower karst region of northeastern Vietnam. American Museum Novitates 3517:1-41.
  • Norris, C.A. & Musser, G.G. 2001. Systematic revision within the Phalanger orientalis complex (Diprotodontia, Phalangeridae): a third species of lowland gray cuscus from New Guinea and Australia. American Museum Novitates 3356:1-20.
  • Rickart, E.A. & Musser, G.G. 1993. Philippine rodents: chromosomal characteristics and their significance for phylogenetic inference among 13 species (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae). American Museum Novitates 3064:1-34.
  • Robertson, P.B. & Musser, G.G. 1976. A new species of Peromyscus (Rodentia: Cricetidae), and a new specimen of P. simulatus from southern Mexico, with comments on their ecology. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, 47:1-8.