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SPECIES Gerbillurus (Gerbillurus) setzeri

Author:Schlitter, 1973.
Citation:Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 13.
Common Name:Setzer’s Hairy-footed Gerbil
Type Locality:Namibia, Gobabeb, 1 mi (1.6 km) E Namib Desert Research Station.
Distribution:Namib Desert, from the Namib-Naukluft Natl. Park north through Namibia to extreme SW Angola (Crawford-Cabral, 1998; Meester et al., 1986; Skinner and Smithers, 1990).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Gerbillurus. Interpretation of chromosomal data indicated G. setzeri and G. tytonis are closely related (Qumsiyeh et al., 1991). Reviewed by Perrin (1997e) and Griffin (1990), who also mentioned an undescribed form (G. cf. setzeri) coexisting with G. setzeri.



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