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SPECIES Heimyscus fumosus

Author:Brosset, Dubost, and Heim de Balsac, 1965.
Citation:Biologia Gabonica, 1: 154.
Common Name:Smokey Heimyscus
Type Locality:Gabon, Makokou.
Distribution:Recorded only from the type locality, S Cameroon (Robbins et al., 1980), SW Gabon (specimens in FMNH, USNM), Republic of Congo (Granjon, 1991), and S Central African Republic (F. Petter and Genest, 1970; Malcom and Ray, 2000).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Originally described as a species of Hylomyscus, but differs significantly from any species in that genus in morphological and chromosomal traits (Misonne, 1969; Robbins et al., 1980), ecology (Duplantier, 1989), and complete mtDNA cytochrome b sequences (Lecompte et al., 2002b). Chevret et al. (1994), however, suggested that the degree of nucleotide substitutions indicated fumosus could remain in Hylomyscus under subgenus Heimyscus. Chromosomal traits (2n = 40, FNa = 48) described by Lecompte (2003).
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