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SPECIES Xerus (Geosciurus) princeps

Author:Thomas, 1929.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1929: 106.
Common Name:Damara Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:N Namibia, C Koakoveld, Otjitundua.
Distribution:W Namibia, S Angola, restricted to the Kaokoland escarpment of Namibia and Angola as far north as 1410'S 160'E.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Geosciurus. Distinction from X. inauris supported by minor chromosomal differences reported by Robinson et al. (1986).
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