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SPECIES Gerbilliscus (Taterona) leucogaster

Author:Peters, 1852.
Citation:Bericht Verhandl. K. Preuss., Akad. Wiss., Berlin, 17: 274.
Common Name:Bushveld Gerbil
Type Locality:Mozambique, north of Zambezi River, Mesuril (as restricted by Davis, 1949:1004).
Distribution:N and W South Africa (see Perrin, 1997f; Skinner and Smithers, 1990; Taylor,F 1998), Mozambique (including islands in the Bazaruto Arch. off the coast of S Mozambique; Downs and Wirminghaus [1997], Smithers and Lobao Tello, 1976), Zimbabwe (Smithers and Wilson, 1979), Botswana, Namibia (Griffin, 1990), Malawi (Denys et al., 1999), Zambia (Ansell, 1978), Angola (Crawford-Cabral, 1998), SW Tanzania (Davis, 1975a), and S Dem. Rep. Congo (Davis, 1975a).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Tatera leucogaster.
Comments:Subgenus Taterona. Taxonomy and distribution summarized by Meester et al. (1986), who included this species in the G. robustus group. Nongeographic variation in Botswana sample analyzed by Swanepoel et al. (1979). Discriminant function analyses contrasting Angolan G. validus and G. leucogaster documented by Crawford-Cabral and Pacheco (1991). Southern African Subregion populations reviewed by Perrin (1997f) and Skinner and Smithers (1990).
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Synonyms:

    angolae (Wroughton, 1906)
    bechuanae (Wroughton, 1906)
    beirae (Roberts, 1951)
    beirensis (Roberts, 1929)
    kaokoensis Lehmann, 1955
    limpopoensis (Roberts, 1929)
    littoralis (Roberts, 1929)
    lobengulae (De Winton, 1898)
    mashonae (Wroughton, 1906)
    mitchelli (Roberts, 1929)
    ndolae (Kershaw, 1922)
    nigrotibialis (Monard, 1933)
    nyasae (Wroughton, 1906)
    panja (Wroughton, 1906)
    pestis (Roberts, 1929)
    pretoriae (Roberts, 1929)
    salsa (Wroughton, 1906)
    schinzi (Noack, 1889)
    shirensis (Wroughton, 1906)
    stellae (Wroughton, 1906)
    tenuis (Peters, 1852)
    tzaneenensis (Roberts, 1929)
    waterbergensis (Roberts, 1938)
    zuluensis (Roberts, 1931)

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