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SPECIES Petromus typicus

Author:A. Smith, 1831.
Citation:S. Afr. Quart. J., 1(5): 11.
Common Name:Dassie Rat
Type Locality:South Africa, "Mountains toward mouth of Orange River".
Distribution:W South Africa, Namibia, to SW Angola.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:Fifteen subspecies have been named but no attempt has been made to assess their validity or geographic limits, but see Roberts (1951). Karyotype has 2n=56 and FN=112 (George, 1980).
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SUBSPECIES typicus

SUBSPECIES ausensis

SUBSPECIES barbiensis

SUBSPECIES cinnamomeus

SUBSPECIES coetzeei

SUBSPECIES cunealis

SUBSPECIES greeni

SUBSPECIES guinasensis

SUBSPECIES karasensis

SUBSPECIES kobosensis

SUBSPECIES majoriae

SUBSPECIES namaquensis

SUBSPECIES pallidior

SUBSPECIES tropicalis

SUBSPECIES windhoekensis

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