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SPECIES Anomalurus derbianus

Author:Gray, 1842.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 10: 262.
Common Name:Lord Derby’s Scaly-tailed Squirrel
Type Locality:"Sierra Leone".
Distribution:Sierra Leone, Côte d’Iroire, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, N Malawi, Mozambique.
Status:CITES – Appendix III (Ghana); IUCN – Lower Risk (lc). Not mentioned in Schlitter (1989).
Comments:See Misonne (1974, pt. 6:4-5). Distribution in Côte d’Iroire formerly questionable, but occurrence confirmed by Fischer et al. (2002). Taxa fraseri, imperator and nigrensis were considered "valid as a race" by Rosevear (1969); beldeni, neavei and perustus were considered "well defined subspecies" by Verheyen (1968); laticeps and squamicaudus are synonyms of fraseri (Allen 1939); fortior is a synonym of jacksoni (Verheyen 1968). There is no proof of the validity of subspecies (A. C. Schunke, in litt.).
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    beldeni Du Chaillu, 1860
    chrysophaenus Dubois, 1888
    cinereus Thomas, 1895
    erythronotus Milne-Edwards, 1879
    fortior Lönnberg, 1917
    fraseri (Waterhouse, 1843)
    griselda Dollman, 1914
    imperator Dollman, 1911
    jacksoni de Winton, 1898
    jordani St. Leger, 1935
    laticeps d’Aquilar-Amat, 1922
    neavei Dollman, 1909
    nigrensis Thomas, 1904
    orientalis Peters, 1880
    perustus Thomas, 1914
    squamicaudus (Schinz, 1845)

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