from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A notable outlying genus of Ethiopian octodont rodents, composing with Ctenodactylus the subfamily Ctenodactylinæ, having premolars present but very small, ears with a small antitragus, and a bushy tail half as long as the body. P. spekei inhabits Somaliland in eastern Africa.
- n. [lowercase] An animal of this genus: as, Speke's pectinator.
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Five monotypic mammal genera are endemic to the hotspot, including the aforementioned beira and dibatag, as well as three small mammals: the Somali pygmy gerbil (Microdillus peeli), the ammodile (Ammodillus imbellis, VU) and Speke’s pectinator (Pectinator spekei).