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SPECIES Gerbillus (Gerbillus) acticola

Author:Thomas, 1918.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 2: 147.
Common Name:Berbera Gerbil
Type Locality:Somalia, Berbera.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Gerbillus. Lay (1983:337) explained why F. Petter's (1975b) synonomy of G. alticola with G. pyramidum should not be followed: ". . . the nearest documented occurrence of G. pyramidum is over 1300 kilometers distant in Sudan." Lay claimed that acticola ". . . should be regarded as distinct pending revision and karyotypic analysis." Pavlinov et al. (1990) included acticola in G. pyramidum but with a question.
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