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SPECIES Makalata macrura

Author:Wagner, 1842.
Citation:Arch. Naturgesch., 1: 360.
Common Name:Long-tailed Armored Tree-rat
Type Locality:Brazil, Amazonas, Borba.
Distribution:C Brazil west to N Peru and E Ecuador (see Patton et al., 2000).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Echimys macrurus.
Comments:Considered a large form of Makalata didelphoides by Emmons and Feer (1997) that might represent a distinct species, a hypothesis now supported by morphological and molecular evidence (Patton et al., 2000).
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