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SPECIES Praomys mutoni

Author:Van der Straeten and Dudu, 1990.
Citation:In Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vertebrates in the tropics, Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn: 75.
Common Name:Riverine Praomys
Type Locality:N Dem. Rep. Congo, Orientale, Batiabongena (Masako Forest Reserve), 0036'N, 2513'E.
Distribution:Recorded only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:A tropical evergeen riverine forest species morphologically related to P. jacksoni and occurring sympatrically with it (Van der Straeten and Dudu, 1990). Dudu et al. (1997) documented data covering reproductive biology for this distinctive species. Mutoni is a Swahili word for riverbank or wet area (mto or muto = river), and refers to the typical biotype where the specimens were trapped (Van der Straeten and Dudu, 1990).
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