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SPECIES Phyllotis darwini

Author:Waterhouse, 1837.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1837: 28.
Common Name:Darwin’s Pericote
Type Locality:Chile, Coquimbo Prov., Coquimbo.
Distribution:Coastal WC Chile.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Phyllotis darwini sensu stricto has been revealed as a geographically restricted species following a quarter-century of researches upon its polytypic predecessor, which was believed to range over much of the S Andes. See accounts of P. bonaeriensis, P. caprinus, P. definitus, P. limatus, P. magister, P. osgoodi, P. wolffsohni, and P. xanthopygus, all previously arrayed as subspecies of P. darwini by Pearson (1958) and/or Hershkovitz (1962), for references addressing their specific status.



    boedeckeri (Philippi, 1900)
    campestris (Philippi, 1900)
    dichrous (Philippi, 1900)
    fulvescens Osgood, 1943
    griseoflavus (Philippi, 1900)
    illapelinus (Philippi, 1900)
    megalotis (Philippi, 1900)
    melanotis (Philippi, 1900)
    melanonotus (Philippi and Landbeck, 1858)
    mollis (Philippi, 1900)
    platytarsus (Philippi, 1900)
    segethi (Philippi, 1900)

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