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SPECIES Margaretamys beccarii

Author:Jentink, 1880.
Citation:Notes Leyden Mus., 2: 11.
Common Name:Spiny Lowland Margaretamys
Type Locality:Indonesia, Sulawesi, NE peninsula, Menado-Langowan.
Distribution:NE peninsula and C Sulawesi in lowland tropical evergreen rain forest, near sea level to1000 m.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:History of incorrect taxonomic allocations of beccarii recorded by Musser (1971e, 1981b). Insufficient samples exist to determine any morphometric or qualitative differences between populations in central core of the island and the NE peninsula. The only one of the three Margaretamys with spinous pelage.
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    leucopus (Jentink, 1879)
    thysanurus (Sody, 1932)

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