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SPECIES Thylamys macrurus

Author:Olfers, 1818.
Citation:In W. L. Eschwege, J. Brasilien, Neue Bibliothek. Reisen, 15: 205.
Common Name:Paraguayan Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum
Type Locality:"Sudamerica;" restricted to Paraguay, Presidente Hayes, "Tapoua" (= Tapua); see comments.
Distribution:Paraguay and S Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Based on Azara's (1801:290) "Micouré ŕ queue longue;" therefore, the type locality is Tapua. Previously called T. griseus. The name macroura Illiger, 1815, is a nomen nudum.
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