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SPECIES Gerbillus (Gerbillus) dongolanus

Author:Heuglin, 1877.
Citation:Reise in Nordost-Afrika, 2: 79.
Common Name:Dongola Gerbil
Type Locality:Sudan, Dongola.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Gerbillus. Lay (1983) noted that several authors have synonymized this taxon with G. pyramidum but always without confirmatory documentation. Until such data is available, the species should be considered valid, excluded from the taxonomic morass that has characterized G. pyramidum. Pavlinov et al. (1990) also included dongolanus with G. pyramidum.
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