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SPECIES Calomys callidus

Author:Thomas, 1916.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 17: 182.
Common Name:Reclusive Laucha
Type Locality:Argentina, Corrientes Prov., Goya, 600 ft (183 m).
Distribution:EC Argentina and E Paraguay.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Diagnosed as a subspecies of C. venustus and recognized as such (e.g., Cabrera, 1961) until Hershkovitz (1962) placed both in synonymy with C. callosus callosus. Specific status of callidus affirmed by Corti et al. (1987), who summarized its distribution, karyotypic traits, and morphometric discrimination; banded chromosomal comparisons with C. venustus and systematic commentary provided by Vitullo et al. (1990).
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