Predicted Diversity of Selected Mammal Species in Kenya

This dataset portrays the predicted mammal diversity, or the total number of mammal species, in Kenya.

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This data was used in Map 5.2 in Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Original data are downloadable at

This dataset accounts for the following diversity of mammals:

Bovidae (Horned antelopes) Giraffidae (Giraffes) Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamuses) Suidae (Pigs) Tragulidae (Chevrotains) Equidae (Horses) Procavidae (Rock hyraxes) Orycteropidae (Aardvark) Canidae (Dogs and allies) Felidae (Cats) Herpestidae (Mongoose) Hyaenidae (Hyaenids) Mustelidae (Mustelids) Viverridae (Genets and civets) Erinaceidae (Hedgehogs) Tenrecidae (Otter shrews) Leporidae (Hares) Macroscelididae (Soft-furred elephant shrews) Manidae (Pangolins) Cercopithecidae (Monkeys) Galagonidae (Bushbabies) Hominidae (Man and apes) Loridae (Lorisids) Hystricidae (Porcupines) Pedetidae (Spring hares)


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Institute of Applied Ecology (IEA). 1998. African Mammals Databank, A Databank for the Conservation and Management of the African Mammals. Vol. 1 and 2. Brussels: European Commission Directorate.

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License: Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)


Project: Ecosystem Service Mapping

Page Last Updated: August 19, 2016

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