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SPECIES Hoplomys gymnurus

Author:Thomas, 1897.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 20: 550.
Common Name:Armored Rat
Type Locality:Ecuador, Esmeraldas Prov., Cachavi.
Distribution:EC Honduras to NW Ecuador.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Locally common.
Comments:Cabrera (1961) placed hoplomyoides Tate, 1939 as a subspecies of gymnurus, but this taxon has been consistently placed in the genus Proechimys by other authors (Handley, 1976; Patton, 1987; Tate, 1939).
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Synonyms:

    goethalsi Goldman, 1912
    truei J. A. Allen, 1908

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