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SPECIES Brucepattersonius iheringi

Author:Thomas, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 308.
Common Name:Ihering’s Akodont
Type Locality:Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul State, Rio dos Linos, Taquara do Mundo Novo.
Distribution:NE Argentina (Misiones) and SE Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc) as Oxymycterus iheringi.
Comments:A distinctive species of varied generic associations—included in Microxus or Akodon (e.g., Avila-Pires, 1994; Cabrera, 1961; Ellerman, 1941; Gyldenstolpe, 1932; Moojen, 1952); reallocated to Oxymycterus by Massoia (1963b) and thereafter classified (Corbet and Hill, 1991; Honacki et al., 1982; Musser and Carleton, 1993); recently assigned to the new genus Brucepattersonius by Hershkovitz (1998), an allocation seconded by Bonvicino et al. (1998b). Morphological recognition amplified by Massoia and Fornes (1969).



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