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SPECIES Oxymycterus delator

Author:Thomas, 1903.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 11: 489.
Common Name:Paraguayan Hocicudo
Type Locality:Paraguay, Paraguarí Dept., Sapucaí.
Distribution:E Paraguay, SC Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Provisionally retained as a species by Reig (1987), who questioned its distinction from O. rufus. Genetically well delineated from O. rufus and sister species to O. amazonicus according to phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome b data (Hoffmann et al., 2002). Distributional limits uncertain: not recorded for the Brazilian fauna by Fonseca et al. (1996) but mapped as broadly distributed in SC Brazil by Hoffmann et al. (2002).



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