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Zoological Research    0, Vol. Issue () : 2-     DOI: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2018.059
An annotated checklist of mammals of Kenya
Simon Musila1,*, Ara Monadjem2,3, Paul W. Webala4, Bruce D. Patterson5, Rainer Hutterer6, Yvonne A. De Jong7, Thomas M. Butynski7, Geoffrey Mwangi8, Zhong-Zheng Chen9,10, Xue-Long Jiang9,10
1 Mammalogy Section, Department of Zoology, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi 40658-00100, Kenya
2 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland
3 Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
4 Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya
5 Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA
6 Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere, Bonn 53113, Germany 
7 Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program, Nanyuki, Kenya
8 School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Karatina University, Karatina 1957–10101, Kenya 
9 Sino-African Joint Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
10 State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming  Yunnan 650223, China
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Kenya has a rich mammalian fauna. We reviewed recently published books and papers including the six volumes of Mammals of Africa to develop an up-to-date annotated checklist of all mammals recorded from Kenya. A total of 390 species have been identified in the country, including 106 species of rodents, 104 species of bats, 63 species of even-toed ungulates (including whales and dolphins), 36 species of insectivores and carnivores, 19 species of primates, five species of elephant shrews, four species of hyraxes and odd-toed ungulates, three species of afrosoricids, pangolins, and hares, and one species of aardvark, elephant, sirenian and hedgehog. The number of species in this checklist is expected to increase with additional surveys and as the taxonomic status of small mammals (e.g., bats, shrews and rodents) becomes better understood.
Checklist      Rodents      Bats      Ungulate      Shrews      Kenya
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Simon Musila, Ara Monadjem, Paul W. Webala, Bruce D. Patterson, Rainer Hutterer, Yvonne A. De Jong, Thomas M. Butynski, Geoffrey Mwangi, Zhong-Zheng Chen, Xue-Long Jiang. An annotated checklist of mammals of Kenya. Zoological Research, 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2018.059
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