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SPECIES Akodon (Microxus) mimus

Author:Thomas, 1901.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 7: 183.
Common Name:Hocicudo-like Akodont
Type Locality:Perú, Puno Dept., Limbane, 2600 m.
Distribution:Upper E Andean slopes, about 2000-3700 m, from SE Perú (Puno Dept.; Patton and Smith, 1992) to WC Bolivia (Cochabamba Dept.; Anderson, 1997).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Type species of Microxus, a taxon arranged either as a subgenus of Akodon (Cabrera, 1961), as a distinct akodontine genus (Ellerman, 1941; Gyldenstolpe, 1932; Reig, 1987; Thomas, 1916c), or as a synonym of the "oxymycterine" genus Abrothrix (Hershkovitz, 1966c). Allozymic and cytochrome b evidence reveals that mimus is phyletically closer to species of Akodon sensu stricto than to those of Abrothrix (including Chroeomys) and Bolomys (= Necromys) and doubtfully warrants even subgeneric recognition based on these data (see Patton and Smith, 1992; Patton et al., 1989; Smith and Patton, 1991, 1993).



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