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SPECIES Lemniscomys rosalia

Author:Thomas, 1904.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 13: 414.
Common Name:Single-Striped Lemniscomys
Type Locality:Tanzania, Nguru Mtns, Monda.
Distribution:N Namibia, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and North West provinces; de Graaff, 1997d; Taylor, 1998), E Swaziland, Zimbabwe, C and N Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, and S Kenya; range inadequately resolved.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Once included in L. griselda (G. M. Allen, 1939), but now considered a distinct species most closely related to L. griselda and L. roseveari (Van der Straeten, 1980b); see account of L. griselda. Karyotype (2n = 54, FN = 64) for samples from NE Tanzania reported by Fadda et al. (2001b). Populations in Southern African Subregion reviewed by de Graaff (1997d).
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Synonyms:

    calidior (Thomas and Wroughton, 1908)
    dorsalis (Smith, 1845)
    fitzsimonsi Roberts, 1915
    maculosus (Osgood, 1910)
    mearnsi Heller, 1914
    phaeotis (Thomas, 1910)
    sabiensis Roberts, 1946
    sabulatus Thomas, 1927
    spinalis Thomas, 1916
    zuluensis Roberts, 1931

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