The literature on Parapodemus is reviewed and it is shown that the original holotype of Mus gaudry i DAMES, 1883 is within the range of variation of the population from which the neotype was chosen. Parapodemus is a valid genus, but the diagnosis is revised because the first and second upper molars do not show the same grade of evolution. Analyses of the murines from the Middle Turolian of Düzyayla (C. Anatolia) shows that Apodemus is polyphyletic. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature is requested to designate the type specimen of Parapodemus gaudry i.


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