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SPECIES Aethomys stannarius

Author:Thomas, 1913.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 11: 482.
Common Name:West African Aethomys
Type Locality:N Nigeria, Bauchi Province, Kabwir.
Distribution:N Nigeria to W Cameroon.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:A West African endemic that was originally described as a species and recognized as such (G. M. Allen, 1939; Ellerman, 1941; Rosevear, 1969), subsequently included in A. hindei as a subspecies (Davis, 1975b), then treated again as a distinctive species (Denys and Tranier, 1992; Hutterer and Joger, 1982; Musser and Carleton, 1993). Rosevear (1969) provided an excellent and comprehensive description. Member of the murine fauna endemic to West Africa (see account of Grammomys buntingi).
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