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SPECIES Pearsonomys annectens

Author:Patterson, 1992.
Citation:Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 106: 136.
Common Name:Pearson’s Long-clawed Akodont
Type Locality:Chile, Valdivia Prov., Region de Los Lagos, 42 km N and slightly E Valdivia, near Mehuín, 100 m; 39º26′S, 73º10′W.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality and vicinity but may inhabit other areas of the Valdivian temperate rainforest zone, WC Chile.
Status:IUCN – Data Deficient.
Comments:Another species endemic to the austral Nothofagus temperate rainforests, highlighting the importance of the S Andean region in understanding biotic genesis and sigmodontine biogeography (see Patterson, 1992b).



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