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SPECIES Chinchillula sahamae

Author:Thomas, 1898.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 1: 280.
Common Name:Achallo
Type Locality:Bolivia, La Paz Dept., 50 km N Mt Sajama, Esperanza, Pacajes, 4200 m.
Distribution:Altiplano region of S Perú, W Bolivia (above 4000 m), and N Chile.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The presence of this species in NW Argentina, as reported in many faunal works and checklists (Cabrera, 1961; Díaz, 2000; Musser and Carleton, 1993), is not based on confirmed identification of any vouchered specimen (see Galliari et al., 1996; Ortiz et al., 2000a).



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