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SPECIES Aepeomys lugens

Author:Thomas, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 306.
Common Name:Mérida Aepeomys
Type Locality:Venezuela, Mérida State, La Loma del Morro, 3000 m.
Distribution:Mérida Andes of Venezuela to Andean Ecuador.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Karyotype (2n = 28) reported by Aguilera et al. (2000), who noted its strong divergence from other Venezuelan series (2n = 44) later described as A. reigi (see next). Voss et al. (2002) confirmed the allocation of ottleyi as an example of A. lugens.



    ottleyi (Anthony, 1932)

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