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SPECIES Makalata occasius

Author:Thomas, 1921.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 7: 450.
Common Name:Bare-tailed Armored Tree-rat
Type Locality:Ecuador, Mt. Pichincha, Gualea.
Distribution:Ecuador and Peru east of the Andes.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Recognized as a distinct species by Emmons and Feer (1990:217) and placed in the genus Makalata by Emmons and Feer (1997:236). Distinction further documented by Emmons (In Press), who placed this taxon in a new genus.
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