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SPECIES Zelotomys hildegardeae

Author:Thomas, 1902.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 9: 219.
Common Name:Hildegardes Zelotomys
Type Locality:Kenya (Kenya Colony), Machakos.
Distribution:W Angola (Crawford-Cabral, 1998), Zambia (Ansell, 1978), N Malawi (Nyika Plateau; Ansell and Dowsett, 1988), Tanzania, Kenya (Hollister, 1919), SW Uganda (Delany, 1975), Rwanda, Burundi, NE Dem. Rep. Congo (G. M. Allen, 1939), S Sudan (Setzer, 1956), and Central African Republic; see Misonne (1974).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Terrestrial, partly diurnal, primarily insectivorous, emitting high-pitched whistles (Ansell, 1960; Delany, 1975), Z. hildegardeae inhabits tall grassland biomes and is infrequently encountered by collectors (Ansell, 1978). G. M. Allen (1939) listed hildegardeae, shortridgei and instans as separate species, as did Ellerman (1941:238), who noted that "The species are very closely allied, and may later be regarded all as races of the type," which reflects modern taxonomic treatment.
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Synonyms:

    instans Thomas, 1916
    kuvelaiensis St. Leger, 1936
    lillyana Bohmann, 1950
    shortridgei Hinton, 1920
    vinaceus Heller, 1912

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