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SPECIES Myotomys sloggetti

Author:Thomas, 1902.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 10: 311.
Common Name:Rock Karroo Rat
Type Locality:South Africa, N Western Cape Province, Deelfontein, north of Richmond.
Distribution:Subalpine and alpine zones, above 2000 m, in Eastern Cape Province, Lesotho, and W KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa (Lynch and Watson, 1992:Fig. 1; Taylor, 1998:Fig. 78).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt) as Otomys sloggetti.
Comments:Viewed as closely related to O. unisulcatus (Bohmann, 1952; Roberts, 1951; Taylor et al., 1989; Thomas, 1918b), but details of sperm morphology question the closeness of their relationship (Bernard et al., 1991). Taxonomy, distributional records, and ecology reviewed by Lynch and Watson (1992) and Lynch (1994); karyotypic and genetic data and comparisons supplied by Contrafatto et al. (1992a).
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Synonyms:

    basuticus Roberts, 1929
    jeppei Roberts, 1929
    robertsi (Hewett, 1927)
    turneri (Wroughton, 1907)

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