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SPECIES Atherurus africanus

Author:Gray, 1842.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat Hist., [ser. 1], 10: 261.
Common Name:African Brush-tailed Porcupine
Type Locality:Sierra Leone.
Distribution:Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Dem. Rep. Congo, Kenya, Uganda, S Sudan.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes centralis and turneri; see Misonne (1974:8).
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Synonyms:

    armata Gervais, 1854
    burrowsi Thomas, 1902
    centralis Thomas, 1895
    turneri St. Leger, 1932

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