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SPECIES Octomys mimax

Author:Thomas, 1920.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 6: 118.
Common Name:Viscacha Rat
Type Locality:Argentina, Catamarca Prov., La Puntilla.
Distribution:Foothills and lower montane slopes of the Andes, and portions of the Monte Desert of Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, and N Mendoza Provs. (Argentina).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Occurs at higher elevations in Andes, and is similar in habits to Neotoma, the North American Woodrat (Redford and Eisenberg, 1992). Karyotype has 2n=56 and FN=108 (Contreras et al., 1994).
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    joannius Thomas, 1921

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