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SPECIES Oryzomys gorgasi

Author:Hershkovitz, 1971.
Citation:J. Mammal., 52: 700.
Common Name:Gorgas’ Oryzomys
Type Locality:Colombia, Antioquia Dept., basin of Río Atrato, Loma Teguerre, just below and opposite Sautata (Chocó), 1 m; 7°54'N, 77°W.
Distribution:Lowlands of NW Colombia and NW Venezuela as so far known.
Status:IUCN – Critically Endangered.
Comments:Known only by the holotype until new records from Venezuela reported by Sánchez et al. (2001); those authors supplemented the taxon’s description, argued its specific status in differential comparisons with O. couesi, O. dimidiatus, and O. palustris, and reaffirmed its membership in Oryzomys sensu stricto.



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