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SPECIES Proechimys canicollis

Author:J. A. Allen, 1899.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 12: 200.
Common Name:Colombian Spiny-rat
Type Locality:Colombia, Dept. Magdalena, Bonda near Santa Marta (NW base of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta).
Distribution:NC Colombia, NW Venezuela.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Placed in the monotypic canicollis group by Patton (1987). Karyotype has 2n=24 and FN=44 (Gardner and Emmons, 1984).
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