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SPECIES Spalacopus cyanus

Author:Molina, 1782.
Citation:Sagg. Stor. Nat. Chile: 300.
Common Name:Coruro
Type Locality:Chile, Valparaiso Prov.
Distribution:Chile, west of the Andes between 27o and 36oS.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Locally common, very fossorial.
Comments:Reviewed by Torres-Mura and Contreras (1998). Includes tabanus (Cabrera, 1961:517; Corbet and Hill, 1991:203; Osgood, 1943). Three subspecies (cyanus, poeppigi, maulinus) recognized by Contreras et al. (1987). Karyotype has 2n=58 and FN=112 (Reig et al., 1972).
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SUBSPECIES cyanus

SUBSPECIES maulinus

SUBSPECIES poeppigii

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