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SPECIES Oligoryzomys delticola

Author:Thomas, 1917.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 20: 96.
Common Name:Large Colilargo
Type Locality:Argentina, Buenos Aires Prov., Delta del Paraná, Isla Ella, 1 m.
Distribution:EC Argentina, Uruguay, and S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A large-bodied species that karyotypically and morphometrically resembles O. eliurus and O. nigripes; the level of differentiation among the three and their appropriate taxonomic status require additional investigation (see comparisons and commentary in Andrades-Miranda et al. [2001a], Bonvicino and Weksler [1998], Espinoza and Reig [1991], and Myers and Carleton [1981]).



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