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SPECIES Tachyoryctes audax

Author:Thomas, 1910.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 5: 421.
Common Name:Aberdare Mountains African Mole Rat
Type Locality:Kenya, summit of Aberdare Range, 10,000 ft (3048 m).
Distribution:Kenya, Aberdare Range, 2775-3200 m (Hollister, 1919).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:A smaller-bodied and paler-furred relative of T. rex, which is endemic to high altitudes on Mt Kenya (Hollister, 1919).
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