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SPECIES Neotomys ebriosus

Author:Thomas, 1894.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 14: 348.
Common Name:Red-nosed Neotomys
Type Locality:Perú, Junín Dept., Vítoc Valley.
Distribution:Altiplano grasslands and shrubby steppe, mostly 2500-4500 m, from C Perú (Junín), south through northernmost Chile and W Bolivia, to NW Argentina (see Anderson, 1997; Bárquez, 1983; Pardiñas and Ortiz, 2001; Sanborn, 1947a).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Sanborn (1947a), who reduced vulturnus to a subspecies of N. ebriosus, as recognized by Anderson (1997) for Bolivian populations. Distribution augmented by Pearson (1951), Pine et al. (1979), and Pardiñas and Ortiz (2001). First fossil occurrences documented from the late Pleistocene-Holocene of NW Argentina by Pardiñas and Ortiz (2001), who discussed the paleoecological significance of the lower altitudes recorded.



    vulturnus Thomas, 1921

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