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SPECIES Otomys dollmani

Author:Heller, 1912.
Citation:Smithsonian Misc. coll., 59: 5.
Common Name:Dollmanís Vlei Rat
Type Locality:Kenya, Matthews Range, Mount Gargues (Urguess), 7000 ft.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Comments:Described as a subspecies of orestes and afterwards swept under either O. irroratus (Bohmann, 1952; Petter, 1982) or O. tropicalis (Misonne, 1974; Musser and Carleton, 1993). Hollister (1919) noted dollmaniís differentiation from both orestes and tropicalis on Mount Kenya (notably its smaller size, lack of postauricular patches, six-laminated M3, flatter skull profile, as verified with USNM type series) and long ago elevated it to species. We agree.
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