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    Michael D. Carleton
    Curator Emeritus

  • Phone: (202)633-1248
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  • E-mail: carletonm[at]si.edu

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Education

Ph.D. (Zoology): University of Michigan, 1979
B.S. (Wildlife Biology): University of Massachusetts, 1966

Research Interests

Research continues to focus on the taxonomy and biogeography of muroid rodents (rats and mice), especially Neotropical groups (oryzomyines, peromyscines), the Malagasy nesomyines, and various African murids (murines, otomyines). Current projects include various generic and specific accounts of Oryzomyini for the rodent volume of South American mammals (J. L. Patton, ed.), and taxonomic revisions of the Otomys typus complex of East Africa (with Peter Taylor), the Praomys delectorum species group of East Africa (with W. T. Stanley), and Nesomys of Madagascar.

Recent Publications

Carleton, Michael D. 2015. Genus Microryzomys Thomas, 1917. In: Patton, James L., Pardinas, Ulyses F. J. and D'Elia, Guillermo, Mammals of South America, Volume 2. Rodents. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, pp.355-359.

Carleton, Michael D. 2015. Genus Transandinomys Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006. In: Patton, James L., Pardinas, Ulyses F. J. and D'Elia, Guillermo, Mammals of South America, Volume 2. Rodents. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, pp.456-460.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2015. Genus Oecomys Thomas, 1906. In: Patton, James L., Pardinas, Ulyses F. J. and D'Elia, Guillermo, Mammals of South America, Volume 2. Rodents. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, pp.393-417.

Carleton, Michael D., Banasiak, Rebecca A. and Stanley, William T. 2015. A new species of the rodent genus Hylomyscus from Angola, with a distributional summary of the H. anselli species group (Muridae: Murinae: Praomyini). Zootaxa, 4040(2): 101-128. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4040.2.1

Carleton, Michael D., Smeenk, Chris, Angermann, Renate and Goodman, Steven M. 2014. Taxonomy of nesomyine rodents (Muroidea: Nesomyidae: Nesomyinae): Designation of lectotypes and restriction of type localities for species-group taxa in the genus Nesomys Peters. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 126(4): 414-455. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-126.4.414

Carleton, Michael D., Gardner, Alfred L., Pavlinov, Igor Ya and Musser, Guy G. 2014. The valid generic name for red-backed voles (Muroidea: Cricetidae: Arvicolinae): restatement of the case for Myodes Pallas, 1811. Journal of mammalogy, 95(5): 943-959. doi:10.1644/14-MAMM-A-004


Complete List of Carleton's Publications and Downloadable PDFs

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