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SPECIES Dactylomys dactylinus

Author:Desmarest, 1817.
Citation:Nouv. Dict. Hist., Nouv. ed., 10: 57.
Common Name:Amazon Bamboo Rat
Type Locality:Upper Amazon area (no locality in original description).
Distribution:N Brazil from near the mouth of the Amazon west to the base of the Andes in N Peru, Ecuador, and SW Colombia and south to N Bolivia; see Patton et al. (2000) for details.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Locally common.
Comments:The genetic (da Silva and Patton, 1993) and morphological (Patton et al., 2000) divergence clearly support the recognition of dactylinus.
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SUBSPECIES dactylinus

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