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SPECIES Dendrohyrax arboreus

Author:A. Smith, 1827.
Citation:Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., 15: 468.
Common Name:Southern Tree Hyrax.
Type Locality:South Africa, Western Cape Prov., forests of Cape of Good Hope.
Distribution:Western Cape Prov., Eastern Cape Prov., and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa); Mozambique; Zambia; Malawi; Dem. Rep. Congo; Tanzania to Kenya and Sudan.
Status:IUCN – Vulnerable as D. validus and as D. arboreus South African subpopulation only, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes validus; no subspecies are recognized until detailed study is conducted.



    adersi Kershaw, 1924
    adolfi-friederici (Brauer, 1913)
    bettoni (Thomas and Schwann, 1904)
    braueri Hahn, 1933
    crawshayi (Thomas, 1900)
    helgei (Lönnberg and Gyldenstolpe, 1925)
    laikipia Dollman, 1911
    mimus (Thomas, 1900)
    neumanni (Matschie, 1893)
    ruwenzorii (Neumann, 1902)
    scheelei (Matschie, 1895)
    scheffleri (Brauer, 1913)
    schubotzi (Brauer, 1913)
    schusteri Brauer, 1917
    stuhlmanni (Matschie, 1892)
    terricola Mollison, 1905
    validus True, 1890
    vilhelmi (Lönnberg, 1916)
    vosseleri Brauer, 1917

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