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SPECIES Parotomys littledalei

Author:Thomas, 1918.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 2: 205.
Common Name:Littledales Whistling Rat
Type Locality:South Africa, Northern Cape Province, Bushmanland, Kenhardt, Tuin.
Distribution:N Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces, South Africa, to S and W Namibia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Type species of Liotomys, named as a subgenus of Parotomys by Thomas (1918b) and viewed as a genus by Roberts (1951). Sister species to P. brantsii according to phylogenetic interpretation of allozymic data (Meester et al., 1992; Taylor et al., 1989). Meester et al. (1986) retained all species-group taxa as subspecies.
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Synonyms:

    molopensis Roberts, 1933
    namibensis Roberts, 1933

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