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SPECIES Pedetes surdaster

Author:Thomas, 1902.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 9: 440.
Common Name:East African Spring Hare
Type Locality:Kenya, Naivasha Prov., Mordat, mile 365 of Uganda Railway.
Distribution:Tanzania, Kenya.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable (as included in P. capensis?).
Comments:A distinct species according to Thomas (1902), Hollister (1918), Coe (1969), and Davies (1982). The separation of surdaster from capensis was strongly supported by Matthee and Robinson (1997) based upon genetic, morphological, and ethological differences between the East African and South African Springhares. There is no proof of the validity of subspecies.
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Synonyms:

    currax Hollister, 1918
    dentatus Miller, 1927
    larvalis Hollister, 1918
    taborae G. M. Allen and Loveridge, 1927

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