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SPECIES Grammomys gigas

Author:Dollman, 1911.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 7: 527.
Common Name:Mount Kenya Grammomys
Type Locality:Kenya, Mt Kenya, Solai, 9000 ft (2743 m).
Distribution:Known only from the vicinity of Mt Kenya.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Recorded only by the holotype. Recognized as a species in most lists (G. M. Allen, 1939; Ellerman, 1941). Hutterer and Dieterlen (1984) insisted the species has to be recognized because of its large teeth, an opinion we share derived from our study of the holotype; but the possibility that it is simply a large individual of G. ibeanus is a hypothesis worth testing.
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