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SPECIES Akodon (Akodon) azarae

Author:Fischer, 1829.
Citation:Synopsis Mamm.: 325.
Common Name:Azara’s Akodont
Type Locality:Argentina, Entre Ríos Prov., about 30°30'S latitude between the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers.
Distribution:NE and EC Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and extreme S Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Akodon, A. boliviensis species group (Hershkovitz, 1990c). Olrog and Lucero (1981) maintained arenicola as a species distinct from A. azarae, but karyotypic and other data support their union (Vitullo et al., 1986; Ximenez et al., 1972). Species documented in the early-middle Pleistocene of Argentina by Pardiñas (1993), who discussed its biogeographic implications.
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    arenicola (Waterhouse, 1837)
    bibianae Massoia, 1971
    hunteri Thomas, 1917

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