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Photo © Paulo E. Cardoso, some rights reserved
Catengue, Benguela, Angola (Google, OSM) Out of range!
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In a Baobab tree. A group with about 10 indivi

Jan. 06, 2012 14:59:45 +0000
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Posted by pecardoso almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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The Damara ground squirrel (Xerus princeps) seems like the only Xerus option for Angola, but even that species is out of range for your observation.

Posted by muir almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks for your comment.
How Identotron works and how range maps are generated?

Posted by pecardoso almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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The Identotron uses the location of an observation to compare it with all the species (in this case members of the genus Xerus) thought to occur in a place (in this case Angola). For mammals, iNat uses the IUCN Global Mammal Assessment Range maps to populate these lists of species in places. Are you sure this is Xerus? Because while there's only one Xerus in range there area 10 squirrels

Posted by loarie almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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It's likely a safe assumption that knowledge of species distribution in Angola is incomplete--so it could be the range map that's incorrect, not you!

Posted by muir almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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I'm not sure about Xerus but it seems to be the most plausible genus.

Posted by pecardoso almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by jakob over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Posted by loarie 4 months ago (Flag)
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Posted by pecardoso 4 months ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Damara Ground Squirrel - Photo (c) Pim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Damara Ground Squirrel (Xerus princeps)
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Community-supported ID? Yes
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