Graphiurus lorraineus Dollman, 1910

Denys, Christiane, Missoup, Alain Didier, Nicolas, Violaine, Fülling, Olaf, Delapré, Arnaud, Bilong, Charles Felix Bilong, Taylor, Peter John J. & Hutterer, Rainer, 2014, African highlands as mammal diversity hotspots: new records of Lamottemys okuensis Petter, 1986 (Rodentia: Muridae) and other endemic rodents from Mt Oku, Cameroon, Zoosystema 36 (3), pp. 647-690: 676-677

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2014n3a6

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4539512

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6502AA63-E059-FFBA-1BCB-FA45FDE44938

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scientific name

Graphiurus lorraineus Dollman, 1910
status

 

Graphiurus lorraineus Dollman, 1910  

Graphiurus lorraineus Dollman, 1910: 285   .

TYPE LOCALITY. — DRC, Molegbwe.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — MNHN: 1981-852, 2001-104, 2011-923 to 2011-926, 2013-41.

ZFMK: Eisentraut collections: 69263 to 69283.

ZFMK: Fülling collections: 91272.

Morphological characters

The five newly collected specimens from Mt Oku are identical: uniform grey colour and relatively short tail. They are characterized by a medium size and tympanic bullae inflated in the mastoid region. The same characteristics are found in G. lorraineus   . Eisentraut (1968) mentioned the presence of G. haedulus Dollman, 1912 in Oku. This   species is now considered as a synonym of G. lorraineus ( Holden 2005)   . Graphiurus lorraineus   was already reported in Mt Lefo, Mt Oku and Mt Cameroon by Eisentraut (1973) while G. crassicaudatus   is known from the Rumpi Hills. The external dimensions of our specimens are provided in Table 6.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Gliridae

Genus

Graphiurus

Loc

Graphiurus lorraineus Dollman, 1910

Denys, Christiane, Missoup, Alain Didier, Nicolas, Violaine, Fülling, Olaf, Delapré, Arnaud, Bilong, Charles Felix Bilong, Taylor, Peter John J. & Hutterer, Rainer 2014
2014
Loc

Graphiurus lorraineus

Dollman 1910: 285
1910