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SPECIES Potamogale velox

Author:Du Chaillu, 1860.
Citation:Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 7: 361.
Common Name:Giant Otter Shrew
Type Locality:"Mountains of the interior, or in the hilly country north and south of the equator, Equatorial Africa" [Gabon].
Distribution:Tropical Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
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Synonyms:

    allmani Jentink, 1895
    argens Thomas, 1915

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