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SPECIES Thylamys elegans

Author:Waterhouse, 1839.
Citation:Zool. H.M.S. "Beagle," Mammalia: 95.
Common Name:Elegant Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum
Type Locality:Chile, Coquimbo, "Valparaiso."
Distribution:Chile, on Pacific side of Andes between 32° and 38° S.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Palma (1997, Mammalian Species 572; Palma’s concept of the species further restricted by Solari (2003). The name hortenis Reid, 1837, is a nomen nudum.
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    coquimbensis (Tate, 1931)
    soricinus (Philippi, 1894)

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