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SPECIES Lemniscomys macculus

Author:Thomas and Wroughton, 1910.
Citation:Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond., 19: 515.
Common Name:Buffoon Lemniscomys
Type Locality:Uganda, SE Ruwenzori, Mokia.
Distribution:Recorded from Savannahs of NE Dem. Rep. Congo, S Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya; limits unknown.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Van der Straeten and Verheyen (1979a). The species is often confused with L. striatus, but occurs sympatric with it in East Africa (Hollister, 1919) and Ethiopia (Yalden et al., 1996). Bulatova et al. (2002) recorded 2n = 56, FN = 60 for an Ethiopian sample. Considered very close to L. bellieri in morphological and molecular characters and possibly conspecific with it (Ducroz et al., 2001; see account of L. bellieri).
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    akka (Thomas, 1915)

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