oa African Zoology - A new species of Tatera from Tanzania with a description of its life history and habits studied in captivity

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The orange belt of Tanzania centres about the small African town of Muheza. One mile west of the town there is a slight ridge, along which the road runs. The holotype and allotype of a new species of Tatera were collected from a grove of palms to the left of the road, but no burrows were found here. To the right in the midst of dense cultivation is a five-acre patch which has never been cultivated. This patch is the home of the Black gerbils of the orange belt of Tanzania and from it seven female and three male para-types were taken.

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