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SPECIES Dactylomys peruanus

Author:J. A. Allen, 1900.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 13: 220.
Common Name:Montane Bamboo Rat
Type Locality:Peru, Juliaca; corrected by J. A. Allen (1901) to Inca Mines, "about 200 miles [322 km] northeast of Jaliaca" 1,830 m, 13o30S, 70oW.
Distribution:Cloud forest of SE Peru.
Status:IUCN Data Deficient. Unknown.
Comments:Emmon and Feer (1997) indicated that this taxon occurs at 1,000 to 3,000 m in SE Peru and Bolivia, but see Anderson (1997), who recorded no specimens from Bolivia.
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