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SPECIES Stenocephalemys albocaudata

Author:Frick, 1914.
Citation:Ann. Carnegie Mus., 9: 8.
Common Name:White-tailed Stenocephalemys
Type Locality:S Ethiopia, Chilalo Mtns, Inyala Camp.
Distribution:Ethiopia; endemic to the eastern plateau (eastern side of Rift Valley), 3000-4050 m.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Inhabits the Afro-alpine moorland where it occurs with Arvicanthis blicki, Lophuromys melanonyx, and Tachyoryctes macrocephalus, which are also moorland specialists (Rupp, 1980; Yalden, 1988; Yalden and Largen, 1992). Chromosomal data reported by Corti et al. (1995, 1999) and Lavrenchenko et al. (1999). Yalden et al. (1996) cited Schlitter who claimed he caught the species on Mt Entoto (north of Addis Ababa), which would extend the range to the highlands west of the Rift Valley but that record requires verification.
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