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SPECIES Necromys temchuki

Author:Massoia, 1982.
Citation:Hist. Nat., Corrientes, 2(11): 91.
Common Name:Temchuk’s Akodont
Type Locality:Argentina, Misiones Prov., Depto. Capital, Costa del Arroyo Zaimán, Villa Miguel Lanús.
Distribution:NE Argentina (Misiones, Corrientes, Formosa, and Chaco Provs.; see Contreras, 1982).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc) as Bolomys temchuki.
Comments:Although the authorship is sometimes dated to Massoia, 1980b (Musser and Carleton, 1993; Honacki et al, 1982), Massoia had then mentioned the name (then spelled temchucki) in the context of a preliminary note; no holotype or museum repository was designated, and descriptive and comparative information is scant. As with another preliminary name mentioned in the same paper (Deltamys kempi langguthi, later described formally by González and Massoia, 1995), the availability of temchuki should properly date from Massoia’s (1982) explicit diagnosis of the species. As remarked by Galliari et al. (1996), the relationships and discrimination of temchuki with regard to N. lasiurus, also known from the same general region, merit reexamination and clear documentation.



    elioi (Contreras, 1982)
    liciae (Contreras, 1982)
    temchucki (Massoia, 1980)

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