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SPECIES Diplomys rufodorsalis

Author:J. A. Allen, 1899.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 12: 197.
Common Name:Red Crested Soft-furred Spiny-rat
Type Locality:Colombia, Magdalena Dept., Onaca.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of NE Colombia.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable; rare (known only from two specimens).
Comments:Taxonomy being revised (Emmons, In Press).
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