Praomys misonnei Van der Straeten & Dieterlen, 1987

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William, 2021, A survey of small mammals in the Volta Region of Ghana with comments on zoogeography and conservation, Zoosystema 43 (14), pp. 253-281: 262

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7008A933-FE5E-405E-BBAD-8C06D2A8807D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4783959

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F78791-FF90-FFBB-FEA9-4DB6FB93FD32

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scientific name

Praomys misonnei Van der Straeten & Dieterlen, 1987
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Praomys misonnei Van der Straeten & Dieterlen, 1987  

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Praomys misonnei Van der Straeten & Dieterlen, 1987: 3   .

COMMON NAME. — Misonne’s Soft-furred Rat.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary • 5 ♂; USNM 590095-590098 View Materials , SMF 91365 View Materials   12 ♀; USNM 590093 View Materials , 590094 View Materials , USNM 590115 View Materials , 590116 View Materials , SMF 91435 View Materials , 91363 View Materials , 91366 View Materials , 91367-91369 View Materials , 93747 View Materials , ZTNHC 953   1?; USNM 590117 View Materials .   Apesokubi • 7 ♂; USNM 590099 View Materials , SMF 91374 View Materials + 91377, ZTNHC 961, 962, 964, UVM VR062 View Materials   5 ♀; USNM 590100 View Materials , USNM 590118 – 590120 View Materials , SMF 91375 View Materials .   Kalakpa Resource Reserve (see Fig. 5 View FIG ) • 8 ♂; USNM 590080 View Materials + 590081, USNM 590083-590085 View Materials , USNM 590088 View Materials , USNM 590091 View Materials , USNM 590113 View Materials , ZTNHC 949   6 ♀; USNM 590082 View Materials , USNM 590086 View Materials + 590087, USNM 590089 View Materials + 590090, USNM 590114 View Materials   1?; USNM 590079 View Materials .   Kyabobo National Park • 3 ♀; USNM 590121-590123 View Materials .   Shiare • 1 ♀; USNM 590124 View Materials   2♀; SMF 91372 View Materials + 91373.   Tagbo-Falls • 1 ♂; USNM 590103 View Materials ; 1 ♀; USNM 590125 View Materials   .

REMARK

With 190 captured individuals, Praomys misonnei   was the most frequently caught species in the Volta Region, followed by Mus (Nannomys) musculoides Temminck, 1853   (n = 23) and Hylomyscus pamfi   (n = 7). All Praomys   had been tentatively identified as P. tullbergi   in the field, but a recent molecular follow-up study included seven of our specimens from Agumatsa, Apesokubi and Shiare and showed that they all belonged to P. misonnei   , reinforcing that P. tullbergi   is limited to the Upper Guinea Region, west of the Volta River and P. misonnei   to the Dahomey Gap region into Central Africa ( Nicolas et al. 2010a, 2011) with the Volta River forming the zoogeographic barrier between the two species. Our specimens were part of their Clade II, which is restricted to the Ghana-Togo Highlands and Dahomey Gap area.

CONSERVATION STATUS. — Praomys misonnei   is listed as “Least Concern” on the 2019 IUCN Red List, but the species range has not yet been updated to include the Lower Guinea Region based on Nicolas et al. (2010a, 2011).

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

UVM

Zadock Thompson Natural History Collection, University of Vermont

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Praomys

Loc

Praomys misonnei Van der Straeten & Dieterlen, 1987

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William 2021
2021
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Praomys misonnei

VAN DER STRAETEN E. & DIETERLEN F. 1987: 3
1987