Glover Allen's dasymys

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Glover Allen's dasymys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Dasymys
Species: D. alleni
Binomial name
Dasymys alleni
Lawrence and Loveridge, 1953[1]

Glover Allen's dasymys (Glover Allen's shaggy rat or Dasymys alleni) is a species of shaggy marsh rat described in 1953, and indigenous to Mount Rungwe in south-western Tanzania.[2] Contemporary studies of the taxonomy diverge, with the International Union for Conservation of Nature recognising D. alleni as a subspecies of the more widespread D. incomtus, whereas Wilson and Reeder observe the reinstatement of the species as unique in Mammal Species of the World.[3] In their recent analysis, Verheyen et al. describe the distribution of D. alleni as encompassing the Eastern Arc Mountains and the mountainous, volcanic regions around Lake Tanganyika, and potentially the Marungu highlands, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[4]

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  1. ^ Lawrence, Barbara; Loveridge, Arthur (1953). "Zoological results of a fifth expedition to East Africa. I. Mammals from Nyasaland and Tete, with notes on the Genus Otomys". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (110): 1–80. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. (16 November 2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. JHU Press. p. 1315. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Peter J. (2008). "Dasymys incomtus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Verheyen, Walter N.; Hulselmans, Jan L. J.; Dierckx, Theo; Colyn, Marc; Leirs, Herwig; Verheyen, Erik (2003). "A craniometric and genetic approach to the systematics of the genus Dasymys Peters, 1875, selection of a neotype and description of three new taxa (Rodentia, Muridae, Africa)". Bulletin de l'Institut Royale des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (73): 27–71. 


  • Happold, Meri; Happold, David C. D., eds. (In press). The Mammals of Africa. Amsterdam: Academic Press.  Check date values in: |date= (help)