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SPECIES Rhipidomys wetzeli

Author:Gardner, 1989.
Citation:In Eisenberg, Advances in Neotropical Mammalogy: 417.
Common Name:Wetzel’s Rhipidomys
Type Locality:Venezuela, Territorio Federal Amazonas, Cerro de la Neblina, Camp VII, 1800 m; 00°50'40"N, 65°58'10"W.
Distribution:Highlands in S Venezuela (Bolívar and Amazonas) and N Brazil (as per Fonseca et al., 1996).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:R. fulviventer section sensu Tribe (1996). A small species, contrasted to R. fulviventer by Gardner (1989) and morphometrically well differentiated from the fulviventer venustus complex (Tribe, 1996).
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