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SPECIES Phyllomys unicolor

Author:Wagner, 1842.
Citation:Arch. Naturgesch., 1: 361.
Common Name:Short-furred Atlantic Tree-rat
Type Locality:"Brasilia"; restricted by Emmons et al. (2002) to Bahia, 50 km SW Caravelas, Colonia Leopoldina (now Helvecia) (17o48S, 39o39W, elev. 59 m).
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Echimys unicolor.
Comments:According to Cabrera (1961:543), Thomas believed that unicolor was a synonym of brasiliensis. Emmons et al. (2002) suggested that the affinities of unicolor may be with medius, with which it shares many features.
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