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Pedetes surdaster  Thomas, 1902
Taxonomic Serial No.: 974226

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Pedetes surdaster currax Hollister, 1918
    Pedetes surdaster larvalis Hollister, 1918
    Pedetes cafer taborae G. M. Allen and Loveridge, 1927
    Pedetes cafer dentatus Miller, 1927
    Pedetes capensis surdaster Thomas, 1902
  Common Name(s): East African Spring Hare [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          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 surdaster Thomas, 1902 – East African Spring Hare  

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  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 surdaster, East African Spring Hare [English]   
  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   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1064-7554   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Pedetes surdaster   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas, Oldfield  
  Publication Date: 1902   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Lycaon and Pedetes of British East Africa, and a new Gerbille from N. Nyasa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, no. 53   
  Page(s): 438-442   
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  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable (as included in P. capensis?)  
    Comments: A distinct species according to Thomas (1902), Hollister (1918), Coe (1969), and Davies (1982). The separation of surdaster from capensis was strongly supported by Matthee and Robinson (1997) based upon genetic, morphological, and ethological differences between the East African and South African Springhares. There is no proof of the validity of subspecies  
    Dieterlen (in Wilson & Reeder, 2005) cites Pedetes surdaster Thomas, 1902 with parenthetical authorship, but this is in error as Pedetes surdaster is the original combination  



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