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SPECIES Cricetomys gambianus

Author:Waterhouse, 1840.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1840: 2.
Common Name:Northern Giant Pouched Rat
Type Locality:Gambia, Gambia River.
Distribution:Subsaharan savanna belt (Sudan and Guinea) and forest edges, from Gambia and Senegal eastwards to NE Dem. Rep. Congo, S Sudan, and N Uganda.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The range outlined here basically corresponds to Hinton’s (1919b) grouping of relatively small-bodied Cricetomys with gray, moderately long and hispid pelage. Morphological, behavioral, and ecological contrasts between C. gambianus proper and C. emini elucidated by Genest-Villard (1967) and Rosevear (1969).



    buchanani Thomas and Hinton, 1921
    dichrurus Osgood, 1910
    gambiensis Temminck, 1853
    goliath (Ruppell, 1842)
    grahami Hinton, 1919
    langi Hatt, 1934
    oliviae Dollman, 1911
    servorum Hinton, 1919

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