Gerbilliscus kempi ( Wroughton, 1906 )

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

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4783957

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scientific name

Gerbilliscus kempi ( Wroughton, 1906 )
status

 

Gerbilliscus kempi ( Wroughton, 1906)  

Tatera kempii Wroughton, 1906: 375   .

COMMON NAME. — Kemp’s Gerbil.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Kalakpa Resource Reserve • 1 ♂; brought to us by a Ghana Wildlife Division game scout; 18.XI.1999; ZT- NHC 973   .

REMARK

This species is known from other locations in the Volta Region and the Togo Highlands ( Robbins & Van der Straeten 1996; Grubb et al. 1998). Notwithstanding the debate voiced in Granjon et al. (2012) regarding the identity of West African G. kempi   , we retain the name here, due to the far southern Dahomey Gap occurrence of our single specimen from Kalakpa Resource Reserve.

CONSERVATION STATUS. — Gerbilliscus kempi   is listed as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Gerbilliscus

Loc

Gerbilliscus kempi ( Wroughton, 1906 )

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

Tatera kempii

WROUGHTON R. C. 1906: 375
1906