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SPECIES Tympanoctomys barrerae

Author:Lawrence, 1941.
Citation:Proc. New England Zool. Club, 18: 43.
Common Name:Red Viscacha-rat
Type Locality:Argentina, Mendoza Prov., La Paz.
Distribution:Arid plains of Mendoza Province.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable; rare.
Comments:Reviewed by Diaz et al. (2000, Mammalian Species 646). Karyotype is 2n=102 (Contreras and Tores-Mura, 1987) and Gallardo et al. (1999) demonstrated that this species is tetraploid.
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