PEDETIDAE (Springhares)

The Pedetidae (the "Springhares") is an African family of rodents of uncertain
phylogenetic position (here placed in the Suborder Anomaluromorpha with the
Anomaluridae). Its two living representatives are placed in the genus Pedetes,
one species (capensis) ranging through much of Southern Africa, the other
(surdaster) having a more restricted distribution in Kenya and Tanzania.

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