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SPECIES Gerbillurus (Progerbillurus) paeba

Author:A. Smith, 1836.
Citation:Rept. Exped. Exploring Central Africa, app.: 43.
Common Name:Paeba Hairy-footed Gerbil
Type Locality:South Africa, W Eastern Cape Province, Vryberg (as restricted by Roberts, 1951:401).
Distribution:South Africa (western half and Limpopo; see Perrin, 1997c, Skinner and Smithers, 1990), W Mozambique, W Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia (Griffin, 1990), and SW Angola (Crawford-Cabral, 1998).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Progerbillurus. Meester et al. (1986) and Skinner and Smithers (1990) summarized South African taxonomy and distribution. Based on analyses of chromosomal data, Qumsiyeh (1986) hypothesized that G. paeba and G. vallinus evolved from a common ancestor. Significance of variation in cranial size and shape between G. paeba and Desmodillus auricularis in sympatry is documented by Matson and Christian (1996). Southern African Subregion population reviewed and mapped by Perrin (1997c).
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Synonyms:

    broomi (Thomas, 1918)
    calidus (Thomas, 1918)
    coombsi (Roberts, 1929)
    exilis (Shortridge and Carter, 1938)
    infernus (Lundholm, 1955)
    kalaharicus (Roberts, 1932)
    leucanthus (Thomas, 1927)
    mulleri (Roberts, 1946)
    oralis (Thomas and Hinton, 1925)
    swakopensis (Roberts, 1951)
    swalius (Thomas and Hinton, 1925)
    tenuis (A. Smith, 1842)

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