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SPECIES Akodon (Akodon) lutescens

Author:J. A. Allen, 1901.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 14: 46.
Common Name:Altiplano Akodont
Type Locality:Perú, Puno Dept., Tirapata, 15,000 ft (4572 m).
Distribution:High altiplano of C Perú (Puno), through W Bolivia, to NW Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc) as A. puer.
Comments:Subgenus Akodon, A. boliviensis species group (Myers et al., 1990). Anderson (1997) noted the earlier availability of lutescens for this species. Karyologic and morphometric variation presented, as A. caenosus, by Bárquez et al. (1980). In their revision of the boliviensis group, Myers et al. (1990) referred caenosus, maintained as a species by Cabrera (1961), and lutescens, classified as a subspecies of A. andinus by Cabrera (1961), to subspecies of A. puer (also see Vitullo et al., 1986). Hershkovitz (1990c) listed caenosus as a species, as did Mares et al. (1997), but Anderson (1997) retained it, along with lutescens and puer, as formal subspecies. Also see remarks under A. aliquantulus.



    caenosus Thomas, 1918
    puer Thomas, 1902

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