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SPECIES Aconaemys porteri

Author:Thomas, 1917.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8., 19: 281.
Common Name:Porterís Rock Rat
Type Locality:Chile, Osorno Prov., Osorno .
Distribution:NE slope of Villarrica Volcano to Puyehue (Chile) and to Nahuelhuapi Lake district (Argentina); between 900 to 2,000 m.
Comments:Pearson (1984) synomyized porteri with fuscus, but Gallardo and Reise (1992) demonstrated that the two are morphologically and chromosomally distinct. Karyotype has 2n=58 and FN=112 (Gallardo and Reise, 1992).
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