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SPECIES Melanomys caliginosus

Author:Tomes, 1860.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1860: 263.
Common Name:Dusky Melanomys
Type Locality:Ecuador, Esmeraldas Prov., Esmeraldas.
Distribution:Central American lowlands from easternmost Honduras through Panamá; in South America, N and W Colombia, including the Chocó (see Cadena et al., 1998), to SW Ecuador and NW Venezuela.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Chromosomal complement described by Gardner and Patton (1976).



    affinis (J. A. Allen, 1912)
    buenavistae J. A. Allen, 1913
    chrysomelas (J. A. Allen, 1897)
    columbianus (J. A. Allen, 1899)
    idoneus (Goldman, 1912)
    lomitensis J. A. Allen, 1913
    monticola (J. A. Allen, 1912)
    obscurior (Thomas, 1894)
    olivinus (Thomas, 1902)
    oroensis J. A. Allen, 1913
    phaeopus (Thomas, 1894)
    tolimensis J. A. Allen, 1913
    vallicola J. A. Allen, 1913

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