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SPECIES Tachyoryctes rex

Author:Heller, 1910.
Citation:Smithson. Misc. Coll., 56: 4.
Common Name:King African Mole Rat
Type Locality:Kenya, western slopes of Mt Kenya, 10,000 ft (3048 m).
Distribution:Kenya, western slopes of Mt Kenya, 2600-3350 m (Hollister, 1919).
Comments:A large bodied and distinctive species that Hollister (1919) believed to be related to T. audax, an endemic of the Aberdare Range to the west of Mt Kenya. Hollister provided notes on habitat, habits, and coloration, and described changes in molar morphology associated with age.



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