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SPECIES Neacomys spinosus

Author:Thomas, 1882.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1882: 105.
Common Name:Common Neacomys
Type Locality:Perú, Amazonas Dept., Huambo, 3700 ft (1128 m).
Distribution:WC Brazil to Andean foothills and lowlands of SE Colombia, E Ecuador, E Perú, and N and C Bolivia .
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Karyotype (2n = 64) compared with other oryzomyines by Gardner and Patton (1976). Morphological, karyological, and molecular differentiation from N. minutus and N. musseri presented by Patton et al. (2000). Lawrence (1941) recognized the nominate form and carceleni as subspecies, a division supported by the limited samples genetically analyzed by Patton et al. (2000). Known sympatrically with N. minutus and N. musseri.



    amoenus Thomas, 1903
    carceleni Hershkovitz, 1940
    typicus Thomas, 1900

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