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SPECIES Gerbillus (Hendecapleura) principulus

Author:Thomas and Hinton, 1923.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1923: 262.
Common Name:Principal Gerbil
Type Locality:Sudan, Jebel Meidob, El Malha.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Hendecapleura. This species has been associated with G. nanus or G. watersi, but Lay (1983) regarded it as valid pending systematic revision. See the discussion in Pavlinov et al. (1990).
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