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SPECIES Gerbilliscus (Taterona) guineae

Author:Thomas, 1910.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 5: 351.
Common Name:Guinean Gerbil
Type Locality:Guinea-Bissau, Gunnal.
Distribution:From Gambia and Senegal (Duplantier and Granjon, 1992), through Guinea (Ziegler et al., 2002), Sierra Leone, and S Mali (Meinig, 2000) to Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Tatera guineae.
Comments:Subgenus Taterona. Reviewed by Rosevear (1969). Shown to be morphologically distinct from G. robustus by Bates (1985) and Pavlinov (1997). Gautun et al. (1985) provided chromosomal information. Ghana and Sierra Leone populations reviewed by Grubb et al. (1998), who explained why picta should be included in G. guineae.
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    picta (Hayman, 1936)

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