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SPECIES Sigmodontomys alfari

Author:J. A. Allen, 1897.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 9: 39.
Common Name:Short-tailed Sigmodontomys
Type Locality:Costa Rica, Limón Prov., 3 mi (5 km) E Guápiles, Jiménez, 700 ft (213 m).
Distribution:Lowland forest from E Honduras to Panamá; C and W Colombia to NW Venezuela and NW Ecuador (see Musser et al., 1998:Fig. 51).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Karyotype reported by Gardner and Patton (1976). Musser et al. (1998) summarized locality records and compared them with other oryzomyines having trans-Andean distributions.



    barbacoas (J. A. Allen, 1916)
    efficax Goldman, 1913
    esmeraldarum Thomas, 1901
    ochraceus (J. A. Allen, 1908)
    ochrinus (Thomas, 1921)
    russulus (Thomas, 1897)

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