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SPECIES Praomys degraaffi

Author:Van der Straeten and Kerbis Peterhans, 1999.
Citation:S. Afr. J. Zool., 34: 81.
Common Name:De Graaffs Praomys
Type Locality:Burundi, Nyamugari, 2200 m.
Distribution:Recorded only from moist montane forest covering the Albertine Rift Mtns in Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda (Van der Straeten and Kerbis Peterhans, 1999, who also indicated the species to be "restricted" to high forested elevations in the Albertine Rift).
Status:IUCN Near Threatened.
Comments:A distinct and one of the more easily identified species in the P. jacksoni complex; distinguished from P. jacksoni by a suite of chromosomal traits (2n = 26, FN = 24), fur coloration, morphometric data, and number of teats. Where the altitudinal ranges of P. degraaffi and P. jacksoni narrowly overlap, the former is usually found at higher elevations.
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