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SPECIES Gerbillus (Hendecapleura) vivax

Author:Thomas, 1902.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1902: 8.
Common Name:Vivacious Gerbil
Type Locality:Libya, Sebha.
Distribution:Libya.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Hendecapleura. Variously placed in either G. dasyurus (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951), G. amoenus (Ranck, 1968), or G. nanus (F. Petter, 1975b; Corbet, 1978c), but Lay (1983) disputed its association with G. dasyurus (holotype of vivax possesses an accessory tympanum and bare feet, traits uncharacteristic of G. dasyurus) and urged that vivax be retained as a species until its relationship to G. amoenus and G. nanus is assessed by systematic revision. Pavlinov et al. (1990) included vivax in G. amoenus following Ranck (1968) and Osborn and Helmy (1980).
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