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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Mammals

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    Michael D. Carleton
    Curator

  • Phone: (202)633-1248
  • Fax: (202)633-0182
  • E-mail: carletonm[at]si.edu

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    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 108
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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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., 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

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

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Spalacidae - Mole Rats. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.144-148.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Family Nesomyidae. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.153

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Cricetomyinae - Pouched Rats and Pouched Mice. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.153-154.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Thallomys loringi Loring's Acacia Rat. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.558-559.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Otomyinae - Vlei Rats and Whistling Rats. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.571-573.

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Delanymyinae - Delany's Swamp Mouse. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.165-166.

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Dendromurinae - African Climbing Mice. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.168-169.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Mystromyinae - White-tailed Rat. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.201

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Family Spalacidae. In: Happold D. C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits.. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.143-144.

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Tachyoryctincae - African Root-rats. In: Happold, D. C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits.. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.147-148.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Dasymys montanus Montane Shaggy Rat. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.396-397.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Dasymys nudipes Angolan Shaggy Rat. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.397-398.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Genus Hybomys Forest Mice. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.420-421.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Gerbillinae - Gerbils and Jirds. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.260-262.

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Leimacomyinae - Buttner's Forest Mouse. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.358-359.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Arvicolinae - Voles, Lemmings and Muskrats. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.210-211.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Lophiomyinae - Maned Rat. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.212-213.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Family Muridae. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.216

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Hybomys planifrons Liberian Forest Mouse. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.424-425.

Carleton, Michael D. and Happold, David C. D. 2013. Hybomys trivirgatus Three-striped Forest Mouse. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publlishing, pp.425-426.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Genus Lemniscomys Grass Mice. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.441-443.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Deomyinae - Spiny Mice, Link Rat and Brush-furred Rats. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.217

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Subfamily Petromyscinae - Pigmy Rock Mice. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.203-204.

Carleton, Michael D. and Musser, Guy G. 2013. Family Cricetidae. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.210

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Subfamily Murinae - Rats and Mice. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.361-362.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Genus Dasymys Shaggy Rats. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.392-394.

Carleton, Michael D. 2013. Dasymys foxi Fox's Shaggy Rat. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.394-395.

Carleton, Michael D. and Happold, David C. D. 2013. Order Rodentia - Rodents. In: Happold, David C. D., Mammals of Africa, Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.27-37.

Carleton, Michael D. and Stanley, William T. 2012. Species limits within the Praomys delectorum group (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae) of East Africa: a morphometric reassessment and biogeographical implications. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165(2): 420-469. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00817.x

Taylor, Peter J., Lavrenchenko, Leonid A., Carleton, Michael D., Verheyen, Erik, Bennett, Nigel C., Oosthuizen, Carel J. and Maree, Sarita 2011. Specific limits and emerging diversity patterns in East African populations of laminate-toothed rats, genus Otomys (Muridae: Murinae: Otomyini): Revision of the Otomys typus complex. Zootaxa, 3024: 1-66.

Ding, X., Leigh, C. M., Goodman, S. M., Bedford, J. M., Carleton, Michael D. and Breed, W. G. 2010. Sperm morphology in the Malagasy rodents (Muroidea: Nesomyinae). Journal of Morphology, 271(12): 1493-1500. doi:10.1002/jmor.10889


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