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SPECIES Orycteropus afer

Author:Pallas, 1766.
Citation:Misc. Zool.: 64.
Common Name:Aardvark
Type Locality:South Africa, Western Cape Prov., Cape of Good Hope.
Distribution:Savannah zones of West Africa to E Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea; Kenya; Somalia; N and W Uganda to Tanzania; Rwanda; N, E, and C Dem. Rep. Congo; W Angola; Namibia; Botswana; Zimbabwe; Zambia; Mozambique; South Africa.
Status:IUCN Least Concern.
Comments:Reviewed by Melton (1976), Pocock (1924), and Shoshani et al. (1988, Mammalian Species, 300). Seventeen poorly defined subspecies are recognized (Meester, 1972b; Meester et al., 1986).
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SUBSPECIES afer

SUBSPECIES adametzi

SUBSPECIES aethiopicus

SUBSPECIES angolensis

SUBSPECIES erikssoni

SUBSPECIES faradjius

SUBSPECIES haussanus

SUBSPECIES kordofanicus

SUBSPECIES lademanni

SUBSPECIES leptodon

SUBSPECIES matschiei

SUBSPECIES observandus

SUBSPECIES ruvanensis

SUBSPECIES senegalensis

SUBSPECIES somalicus

SUBSPECIES wardi

SUBSPECIES wertheri

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