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SPECIES Tachyoryctes ibeanus

Author:Thomas, 1900.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1900: 179.
Common Name:Kenyan African Mole Rat
Type Locality:SC Kenya, Machakos.
Distribution:S Kenya, near Nairobi and western margin of the Athi Plains (Hollister, 1919); limits require resolution.
Comments:Musser and Carleton (1993) included ibeanus in T. splendens because ibeanus is geographically close to the range of T. splendens and was originally described as its subspecies (G. M. Allen, 1939). Since no empirical data as yet support the inclusion of ibeanus in T. splendens, we follow Hollister (1919) who identified series from SC Kenya as T. ibeanus. The genetic and distributional relationships between T. ibeanus and other named forms in S Kenya and N Tanzania require careful taxonomic revision.



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