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SPECIES Otomys occidentalis

Author:Dieterlen and Van der Straeten, 1992.
Citation:Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 43: 386.
Common Name:Western Vlei Rat
Type Locality:Nigeria, Gotel Mountains, Chappal Waddi.
Distribution:Recorded only from the Gotel Mtns, E Nigeria, and Mount Oku, W Cameroon.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:A species with 5 laminae on m1, closely related to O. barbouri and O. lacustris in mountains of eastern Africa according to Dieterlen and Van der Straeten (1992).
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