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SPECIES Akodon (Microxus) latebricola

Author:Anthony, 1924.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 139: 3.
Common Name:Ecuadorean Akodont
Type Locality:Ecuador, Tungurahua Prov., east of Ambato on Río Cusutagua, Hacienda San Francisco, 8000 ft (2438 m).
Distribution:Cordillera Oriental, ca. 2400-3840, NC Ecuador (Pichincha and Tungurahua Provs.).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Microxus (see remarks under Akodon bogotensis and A. mimus). Anthony (1924) described the species based on a single specimen under Microxus, as genus, and critically compared it with bogotensis. Additional specimens reported, range extended northwardly, and morphological description expanded by Voss (2003).



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