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SPECIES Chinchilla lanigera

Author:Bennett, 1829.
Citation:Gard. Menag. Zool. Soc., 1: 1.
Common Name:Long-tailed Chinchilla
Type Locality:Chile, Coquimbo Prov., Coquimbo.
Distribution:N Chile, in foothills of the Andes and coastal mountains south to Talca.
Status:CITES Appendix I; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:See Jimenez (1996) for current status of wild populations. Karyotype has 2n=64 and FN=126 (George and Weir, 1974).
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Synonyms:

    chincilla (Fischer, 1814)
    velligera Prell, 1934

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