Help with IDing some rodent species from Kenya
After 2 weeks in Uganda with Tomer Ben-Yehuda, I went to Kenya with Sandra Heldstab. We saw some great species over our 9 days there, but before publishing the trip report I was hoping for identification assistance for some of the rodents seen there. See PDF link below. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Nice! Looking forward to the report. Here are my thoughts:
1 – how big was it? The tail looks different from the Gerbilliscus you have afterward, so I wonder if it is Gerbillus pusillus (that would be rather smaller).
2 – Arvicanthis, I think nairobae is most likely in Tsavo East
3 – East African Gerbil (Gerbilliscus vicinus), split from G. robustus
4 – Also Arvicanthis, same as 2
5 – just guessing here, but maybe Grammomys sp.? Pelage and very long tail look good. That whole genus is a mess in E Africa so a species ID is tough but I guess part of that “ibeanus” group.
6 – no idea, maybe another Grammomys
7 – yep, Cricetomys ansorgei