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Pedetes capensis  (Forster, 1778)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 573198

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Mus cafer Pallas, 1779
    Pedetes typicus A. Smith, 1834
    Yerbua capensis Forster, 1778
    Pedetes cafer orangiae Wroughton, 1907
    Pedetes cafer damarensis Roberts, 1926
    Pedetes cafer salinae Wroughton, 1907
    Pedetes cafer angolae Hinton, 1920
    Pedetes capensis capensis (Forster, 1778)
  Common Name(s): South African Spring Hare [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderAnomaluromorpha Bugge, 1974  
                                     FamilyPedetidae Gray, 1825 – Spring Hares  
                                        GenusPedetes Illiger, 1811 – Spring Hares  
                                           SpeciesPedetes capensis (Forster, 1778) – South African Spring Hare  

  Expert: Don E. Wilson  
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Pedetes capensis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dieterlen, Fritz / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Pedetidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1535   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Pedetes capensis, South African Spring Hare [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Graaff, G. de  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of Southern Africa: Notes on their identification, distribution, ecology and taxonomy   
  Page(s): xviii + 267   
  Publisher: Butterworth & Co.   
  Publication Place: Durban, South Africa   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-409-09829-9   
  Reference for: Pedetes capensis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Matthee, C. A., and T. J. Robinson  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and comparative cytogenics of the Springhare, Pedetes capensis (Mammalia: Rodentia)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalian Evolution, vol. 4, no. 1   
  Page(s): 53-73   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1064-7554   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Pedetes capensis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Pedetes capensis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable  
    Comments: See Misonne (1974, pt. 6:8); de Graaff (1981:43). According to Matthee and Robinson (1997), there is no proof of the validity of subspecies  



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