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SPECIES Steatomys caurinus

Author:Thomas, 1912.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 9: 271.
Common Name:Northwestern African Fat Mouse
Type Locality:Nigeria, Panyam, 4000 ft (1219 m).
Distribution:West Africa, Senegal (Duplantier and Granjon, 1992), through S Mali (Meinig, 2000) and Ghana (Grubb et al., 1998), to C Nigeria; range limits unknown.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Listed as a subspecies of S. pratensis by Coetzee (1977a), but documented as species by Rosevear (1969) and Swanepoel and Schlitter (1978). The relationship between S. caurinus and S. pratensis from southern and East Africa warrants inquiry.
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    roseveari Swanepoel and Schlitter, 1978

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