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SPECIES Thryonomys gregorianus

Author:Thomas, 1894.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 13: 202.
Common Name:Lesser Cane Rat
Type Locality:Kenya, Luiji Reru River (00o35S, 37o05E).
Distribution:Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, S Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:Rosevear (1969:549) recognized logonensis and camerunensis as valid species; Misonne (1974:7) concluded that the affinities of logonensis and camerunensis were not clear and de Graaff (1981) indicated that their affinities should be reassessed. Misonne (1974:7) included congicus, harrisoni, pusillus, and rutshuricus in gregoriamuswithout comment of subspecific status. Meester et al. (1986) recognized two subspecies in southern Africa but did not comment on the subspecific validity of the other forms. Karyotype has 2n=40 and FN=80 (George, 1980).
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SUBSPECIES gregorianus

SUBSPECIES sclateri

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