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SPECIES Sigmodon (Sigmodon) inopinatus

Author:Anthony, 1924.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 114: 3.
Common Name:Ecuadorian Cotton Rat
Type Locality:Ecuador, Chimborazo Prov., Mt Chimborazo, Urbina, 11,400 ft (3474 m).
Distribution:Known only from high Andes in Azuay and Chimborazo provinces, Ecuador.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Sigmodon (S. fulviventer species group?). Lumped under S. hispidus by Cabrera (1961), following the footnoted opinion of Hershkovitz (1955a), but distinctive morphology reasserted and species reinstated by Voss (1992).
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