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SPECIES Petromyscus barbouri

Author:Shortridge and Carter, 1938.
Citation:Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 32: 288.
Common Name:Barbour’s Pygmy Rock Mouse
Type Locality:South Africa, W Northern Cape Prov., Little Namaqualand, Witwater, Kamiesberg, 3500-3800 ft (1067-1158 m).
Distribution:Known only from rocky areas in the Springbok and Kamiesberg regions and Loeriesfontein area in Little Namaqualand, W Northern Cape Prov., South Africa; limits unknown.
Status:IUCN – Least Concern.
Comments:Reviewed by Skinner and Smithers (1990) and de Graaff (1997ii). Although listed as a subspecies of P. collinus (Meester et al., 1986), P. barbouri can be separated by the diagnostic short and bicolored tail, as noted by Shortridge and Carter (1938), its smaller skull and relatively shorter rostrum, much shorter molar rows, and lack of postaxillary teats.



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