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SPECIES Chelemys megalonyx

Author:Waterhouse, 1844.
Actual Date:1845
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1844: 154.
Common Name:Large Long-clawed Akodont
Type Locality:Chile, Valparaíso Prov., Lake Quintero.
Distribution:C Chile, coastal region from Coquimbo Prov. south to Cautín Prov.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Tamayo and Frassinetti (1980) listed delfini (see above account) as a subspecies of C. megalonyx.
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