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SPECIES Cryptomys hottentotus

Author:Lesson, 1826.
Citation:Zool., 1: 166.
Common Name:Southern African Mole-rat
Type Locality:South Africa, Western Cape Prov., near Paarl (east of Capetown).
Distribution:South Africa to Tanzania, S Dem. Rep. Congo, and Namibia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes holosericeus and natalensis (de Graaff, 1975:3-4; Honeycutt et al., 1991:51). Corbet and Hill (1991:208) recognized natalensis as a distinct species without comment. De Graff (1975, 1981) recognized seven subspecies (amatus, bocagei, damarensis, hottentatus, natalensis, and whytei) but amatus, bocagei, damarensis and darlingi have subsequently been considered distinct species. Karyotype of C. h. hottentotus has 2n=54 and FN=106 (Nevo et al., 1986) and C. h. natalensis has 2n=54 and FN=104 (Nevo et al., 1986).
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SUBSPECIES hottentotus

SUBSPECIES natalensis

SUBSPECIES whytei

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