IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Specimen records included in a 1974 report (Kingdon 1974) indicate that Poelagus marjorita occurs in two separate areas of central Africa. This report and a later review (Duthie and Robinson 1990) concluded that the northern extent of the larger range stretches from southeastern Chad through southern Sudan to northwestern Kenya, through most of Uganda (excluding the extreme southeast), western Rwanda and Burundi, northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, former Zaire), all of Central African Republic (Duthie and Robinson 1990; Kingdon 1974). The second area is predominantly in northwestern Angola and southwestern DRC (Kingdon 1974; Duthie and Robinson 1990; Boitani et al. 1999).

A new survey of specimen distribution (Happold and Wendelen 2006) proposes that the distribution of P. marjorita is actually smaller than previous accounts have reported. Based on specimen records, there is no indication that P. marjorita exists in Angola, southern DRC, northwestern Kenya, Rwanda, Chad, or Burundi. The accounts are restricted to Uganda, southern Sudan, northeastern DRC, and eastern (and possibly central) Central African Republic (Happold and Wendelen 2006).


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