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An annotated checklist of mammals of Kenya

Show simple item record Simon Musila Ara Monadjem Paul W. Webala Bruce D. Patterson Rainer Hutterer Yvonne A. De Jong Thomas M. Butynski Geoffrey Mwangi Zhong-Zheng Chen Xue-Long Jiang 2018-10-29T10:49:24Z 2018-10-29T10:49:24Z 2018
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT Kenya has a rich mammalian fauna. We reviewed recently published books and papers including the six volumes of Mammals of Africa to develop an up-to-date annotated checklist of all mammals recorded from Kenya. A total of 390 species have been identified in the country, including 106 species of rodents, 104 species of bats, 63 species of even-toed ungulates (including whales and dolphins), 36 species of insectivores and carnivores, 19 species of primates, five species of elephant shrews, four species of hyraxes and odd-toed ungulates, three species of afrosoricids, pangolins, and hares, and one species of aardvark, elephant, sirenian and hedgehog. The number of species in this checklist is expected to increase with additional surveys and as the taxonomic status of small mammals (e.g., bats, shrews and rodents) becomes better understood. Keywords: Checklist; Rodents; Bats; Ungulate; Shrews; Kenya en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An annotated checklist of mammals of Kenya en_US
dc.type Learning Object en_US

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