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A key to the Soricidae, Macroscelididae, Gliridae and Muridae of Gauteng, North West Province, Mpumalanga and the Northern Province, South Africa

Christia H. Newbery
Koedoe | Vol 42, No 1 | a221 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v42i1.221 | © 1999 Christia H. Newbery | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 1999 | Published: 31 July 1999

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Christia H. Newbery,, South Africa

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Abstract

A practical key to the shrews, elephant-shrews, dormice, rats and mice based on external field characteristics is presented. Size, tail features and lengths, dorsal and ventral body colour, etc. are the important characteristics, while habitat and distribution are also incorporated. The small mammals included in the key are from Gauteng, North West Province, Mpumalanga and the Northern Province.

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Key, external characteristics, Soricidae, Macroscelididae, Gliridae, Muridae, Gauteng, North West Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Province.

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