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SPECIES Trinomys myosuros

Author:Lichtenstein, 1820.
Citation:Abh. Konig. Akad. Wiss., Berlin: 192.
Common Name:Mouse-tailed Atlantic Spiny-rat
Type Locality:Brazil, Bahia.
Distribution:Bahia (Brazil).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Proechimys myosuros.
Comments:This taxon is only tentatively placed in Trinomys because the teeth remain undescribed. Thomas (1921a) synonymized it with setosus, whereas Moojen (1948) concluded that its affinities were with albispinus.
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Synonyms:

    cinnamomeus (Lichtenstein, 1830)
    leptosoma (Brants, 1827)

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