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SPECIES Dendromus leucostomus

Author:Monard, 1933.
Citation:Bull. Soc. Nat. Neuch‚tel, Sci. Nat., 57: 55.
Common Name:Monardís African Climbing Mouse
Type Locality:Angola, Caluquembe.
Distribution:Recorded only from the type locality, EC Angola.
Comments:Described as a species by Monard (1933, 1935) and known only by his specimens. The name has usually been included in D. melanotis, but Crawford-Cabral (1998) questioned that allocation because the animal has no dorsal stripe and is brighter than D. melanotis. Hill and Carter (1941) treated leucostomus as a separate species and summarized Monardís description (upperparts without middoral stripe and less russet than D. mystacalis, ventral fur with gray bases and yellowish white tips) and measurements (body size similar to D. melanotis and D. mystacalis). We follow Hill and Carter until the taxonomic ambiguity associated with leucostomus is resolved.
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