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SPECIES Oxymycterus josei

Author:Hoffmann, Lessa, and Smith, 2002.
Citation:J. Mammal., 83: 411.
Common Name:Cook’s Hocicudo
Type Locality:Uruguay, Maldonado Dept., Balneario Las Flores, west margin of Arroyo Tarariras.
Distribution:SW Uruguay, south of the Río Negro.
Comments:A medium-sized species that is morphologically similar to O. nasutus, with which it occurs sympatrically; sister species to O. rufus according to phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome b data (Hoffmann et al., 2002).
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