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SPECIES Thomasomys niveipes

Author:Thomas, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 305.
Common Name:White-footed Thomasomys
Type Locality:Colombia, Cundinamarca Dept., La Hoya del Barro (spelling corrected per Gómez-Laverde et al., 1997).
Distribution:Depts. Boyacá and Cundinamarca, above 2900 m, C Colombia.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Included as a subspecies of T. laniger by Cabrera (1961) but returned to species status by Musser and Carleton (1993) based on their own specimen comparisons. Sympatry with and chromosomal (2n = 24, FN = 42), mensural, and ecological discrimination from T. laniger (2n = 40, FN = 40) documented by Gómez-Laverde et al. (1997), who provided additional information on the location and habitat of the type locality.



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