Systematics and Biogeography of the Mozambique Thicket Rat, Grammomys cometes, in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Journal of Mammalogy
Taxonomy of thicket rats (Grammomys) is highly provisional and the genus is in a critical need of a thorough revision. We compared G. cometes from Eastern Cape Province (n ¼ 150) with G. ibeanus, G. macmillani, and the southern African G. dolichurus, applying analyses of a partial cytochrome-b (Cytb) sequence (375 base pairs), karyotypes, and cranial morphology. Genetically, G. cometes appeared to be very close to G. dolichurus (mean sequence divergence of 3.4% 6 0.8% SE), whereas G. ibeanus and G. macmillani were separated by a mean sequence divergence of 5.4% 6 1.2%.
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