Apodemus Kaup, 1829

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: 188

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

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scientific name

Apodemus Kaup, 1829
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Genus Apodemus Kaup, 1829 

The records for A. sylvaticus  in Korea are based on specimens collected in the 1960s ( Lee & Lim 1974). Since then, few were observed or collected, and the presence of A. sylvaticus  in Korea appears questionable ( Han 1994, 2004c). We regard these records as erroneous identifications of A. peninsulae  . The identifications of A. sylvaticus  were based on the presence of a long tail, long hind foot and long ears (especially the tail longer than the head-body length), but measurements overlapped those of A. peninsulae  , previously a subspecies of A. sylvaticus  and later a subspecies of A. speciosus  . Also, the location of Korea is substantially beyond the eastern limit of the distribution for A. sylvaticus  . Thus, we removed Apodemus  (or Sylvaemus) sylvaticus ( Linnaeus, 1758)  from the list of Korean mammals.

Although some references used chejuensis  as a subspecies of A. agrarius  , we considered A. chejuensis  a distinct species because a reproductive barrier was confirmed between the two species ( Jo et al. 2017b). Thus, we list three species of Apodemus  in Korea.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae