Cricetomys cf. gambianus Waterhouse, 1840

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: 261-262

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4783955

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scientific name

Cricetomys cf. gambianus Waterhouse, 1840
status

 

Cricetomys cf. gambianus Waterhouse, 1840  

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Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse, 1840: 2   .

COMMON NAME. — Northern Giant Pouched Rat; Ewe: Alegeli.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Shiare • 1 adult ♀; 24.VIII.2001; Tomahawk trap along Sabu creek ; SMF 91437 View Materials   .

Apesokubi • 1 subadult ♀; Tomahawk trap; 28.VIII.2001; ZT- NHC 970.

REMARK

The zygomatic width of the Shiare specimen is 48.2% of occipito-nasal length, which is above the range of “ C. emini   ”, following Genest-Villard (1967) (D. Kock pers. comm.), a species that is currently labeled Cricetomys sp. 1   from the region including our study area following the molecular and craniometric study by Olayemi et al. (2012). There is a specimen from the Volta Region at the USNM (USNM 436298, as. C. gambianus   ), a female from Odomi Jongo (1 miles E Nkwanta), caught during the African Mammal Project in 1968.

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

SMF

Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Cricetomys

Loc

Cricetomys cf. gambianus Waterhouse, 1840

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

Cricetomys gambianus

WATERHOUSE G. R. 1840: 2
1840