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SPECIES Abrothrix lanosus

Author:Thomas, 1897.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 20: 218.
Common Name:Woolly Akodont
Type Locality:Chile, Magallanes Prov., Straits of Magellan, Monteith Bay.
Distribution:Southernmost Chile and Argentina, as far north as NW Santa Cruz Prov. (see Galliari and Pardiñas, 1999).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc) as Akodon lanosis.
Comments:Relegated to a subspecies of A. longipilis by Mann (1978) but others have affirmed its specific status (Osgood, 1943; Yañez et al., 1978). Earlier associated with Microxus (e.g., Gyldenstolpe, 1932) but later allocated to subgenus Abrothrix of Akodon (Osgood, 1943; Reig, 1987); maintained with Akodon by Muñoz Pedreros (2000).



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