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Review of the Hylomyscus denniae complex (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania, with a description of a new species

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dc.contributor.author Carleton, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Stanley, W. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-22T15:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-22T15:35:07Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/529/carleton_and_stanley_2005.pdf
dc.identifier.citation PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, 118(3):619–646 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/529
dc.description.abstract Based on morphological and morphometric comparisons, a new species of Hylomyscus, H. arcimontensis (Muridae: Murinae), is identified from Mount Rungwe and the Eastern Arc Mountains of central and eastern Tanzania. The new species is confined to wet montane forests of these mountains and represents another vertebrate endemic to the Tanganyika-Nyasa Montane Forest biotic region (sensu Moreau 1966). It is most closely related to H. anselli, a form described from mountains in northern Zambia as a subspecies of H. den-niae and here elevated to species rank. Morphological evidence supports the view that the nominal species H. denniae is a composite of several species whose interrelationships and differentiation patterns indicate two species com-plexes: the H. denniae group centered in Central East African mountains (Bu-rundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaire) and the H. anselli group distributed across more southern mountains (Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia). en
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dc.publisher Biological Society of Washington en
dc.title Review of the Hylomyscus denniae complex (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania, with a description of a new species en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 20178


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