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SPECIES Lophuromys (Lophuromys) angolensis

Author:W. Verheyen, Dierckx, and Hulselmans, 2000.
Citation:Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique, Biol., 70: 255.
Common Name:Angolan Brush-furred Rat
Type Locality:SW Dem. Rep. Congo, Mbwambala, 500 m (W. Verheyen et al., 2000, provided additional data).
Distribution:Lowland tropical evergreen rain forest and mountain forest (disturbed and highly disturbed secondary and primary formations) along rim of C rainforest block in SW Dem. Rep. Congo (500 m), and W highlands of Angola (1000-2600 m); see W. Verheyen et al. (2000).
Comments:Subgenus Lophuromys, L. sikapusi species group (W. Verheyen et al., 2000). W. Verheyen et al. (2000) documented significant morphometric differences between L. angolensis and samples of L. sikapusi and L. ansorgei as revealed by univariate and multivariate analyses, but noted the lack of qualitative morphological distinctions between L. angolensis and the other two. Reviewed by Crawford-Cabral (1998) as L. sikapusi.



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