oa African Zoology - Classification problems of African Muridae

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



In a paper presented at the first Symposium of this Society in 1961 on the distribution patterns in continental Africa of the species of Muridae occurring in southern Mrica (Davis 1962), little was said about the procedures which were being followed in deciding which of the extra-limital forms were conspecific, nor were the reasons for certain changes in nomenclature given in any detail. The purpose of the present paper is to outline the revisionary procedures and to establish the name changes.

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