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SPECIES Akodon (Akodon) mollis

Author:Thomas, 1894.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 14: 363.
Common Name:Soft-furred Akodont
Type Locality:Perú, Piura Dept., Tumbes.
Distribution:Pacific lowlands and adjoining montane regions of N Ecuador to WC Perú.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Akodon, A. mollis species group. Extensive altitudinal range and substantial interpopulational differentiation suggest a composite of two or more species (Patton and Smith, 1992; Smith and Patton, 1993; study of specimens in AMNH); status of highland form altorum as synonym questioned by Voss (2003). Also see remarks under A. fumeus, once included as a subspecies.



    altorum Thomas, 1913
    fulvescens Hershkovitz, 1940

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