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SPECIES Scapteromys tumidus

Author:Waterhouse, 1837.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1837: 15.
Common Name:Uruguay Swamp Rat
Type Locality:Uruguay, Maldonado Dept., Maldonado.
Distribution:Southernmost Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Distribution and morphological identity reviewed by Massoia and Fornes (1964) and Hershkovitz (1966c), including aquaticus. Review of museum specimens indicates that only a single species, S. tumidus, is present in Uruguay (González, 1994). Also see remarks under S. aquaticus.
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