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SPECIES Dasymys rwandae

Author:W. Verheyen, Hulselmans, Dierckx, Colyn, Leirs, and E. Verheyen, 2003.
Citation:Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique, Biol., 73: 45.
Common Name:Rwandan Dasymys
Type Locality:NW Rwanda, Virunga Volcanoes (Nyungwe Forest), Kinigi, 2250 m (0126S, 2936E, as per W. Verheyen et al., 2003).
Distribution:Probably endemic to the Virunga Volcanoes forming eastern rim of the Rift Valley in Rwanda (W. Verheyen et al., 2003).
Comments:Member of the D. incomtus species complex, and diagnosed by multivariate analyses of craniodental measurements and complete mtDNA cytochrome b sequences relative to examples of D. alleni and D. bentleyae (W.Verheyen et al., 2003). Specimens from mountains to the south in W Burundi are not D. rwandae but D. bentleyae judged from craniometric data.
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