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SPECIES Proechimys mincae

Author:J. A. Allen, 1899.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 12: 198.
Common Name:Minca Spiny Rat
Type Locality:Colombia, Dept. Magdalena, Minca near Santa Marta.
Distribution:N Colombia below 500 m in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Placed in the trinitatis group (Patton, 1987). Karyotype has 2n=48 and FN=68 (Gardner and Emmons, 1984).
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