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SPECIES Chrysochloris (Kilimatalpa) stuhlmanni

Author:Matschie, 1894.
Citation:Sitzb. Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berlin: 123.
Common Name:Stuhlmann’s Golden Mole
Type Locality:Uganda, Ruwenzori region, "Ukondjo und Kinyawanga".
Distribution:Burundi, Cameroon, Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Kilimatalpa, which Lundholm (1955a) included in Chlorotalpa. Simonetta (1968:31) treated it as a subgenus of Carpitalpa (including stuhlmanni and fosteri) but referred tropicalis to Chlorotalpa. Meester (1974) placed stuhlmanni in Chrysochloris based on malleus morphology, a treatment followed by Bronner (1995) who argued that subgeneric distinction from Chrysochloris is warranted by anagenetic divergence in cranial shape. Validity and limits of subspecies are uncertain owing to the few specimens available. Lamotte and Petter (1981) described balsaci from Mt. Oku, Cameroon, an allopatric form that may deserve full specific status. In addition, the isolated tropicalis should be re-studied.


SUBSPECIES stuhlmanni


SUBSPECIES stuhlmanni


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