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SPECIES Saccostomus mearnsi

Author:Heller, 1910.
Citation:Smithson. Misc. Coll., 54: 3.
Common Name:East African Pouched Mouse
Type Locality:Kenya, Coast Prov., Changamwe.
Distribution:Extreme S Ethiopia and S Somalia, through E Uganda and Kenya, to NE Tanzania.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Perhaps also a species complex as suggested by newly reported karyotypic, cranial, and genetic variation (Corti et al., 2004; Fadda et al., 2001b).
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Synonyms:

    cricetulus G. M. Allen and Lawrence, 1936
    isiolae Heller, 1912
    umbriventer Miller, 1910

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