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SPECIES Otomys anchietae

Author:Bocage, 1882.
Citation:J. Sci. Acad. Lisbon, 9: 26.
Common Name:Angolan Vlei Rat
Type Locality:Angola, Huila, Caconda.
Distribution:C and NE Angola (Crawford-Cabral, 1998:Map 23).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Type species of Anchotomys, employed as a subgenus of Otomys by Thomas (1918b). Cranial form and dental traits strongly differentiated compared with other Otomys (Taylor and Kumirai, 2001). Dieterlen and Van der Straeten (1992) reasonably argued the recognition of barbouri and lacustris, formerly arranged as subspecies (Misonne, 1974), as species (see those accounts).
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