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SPECIES Abrothrix andinus

Author:Philippi, 1858.
Citation:Arch. Naturgesh., 23(1): 77.
Common Name:Andean Akodont
Type Locality:Chile, Santiago Prov., Altos Andes.
Distribution:Altiplano, generally above 3500 m, from SC Perú, through extreme W Bolivia, to NW Argentina and C Chile (as far as 34ºS; Muñoz Pedreros, 2000).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc) as Chroeomys andinus.
Comments:Anderson (1997) employed dolichonyx as subspecies for Bolivian populations but emphasized the need for fresh evaluation of intraspecific variation.



    cinnamomea (Philippi, 1896)
    dolichonyx (Philippi, 1896)
    gossei (Thomas, 1920)
    jucundus (Thomas, 1913)
    polius Osgood, 1944

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