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SPECIES Akodon (Akodon) paranaensis

Author:Christoff, Fagundes, Sbalqueiro, Mattevi, and Yonenaga-Yassuda, 2000.
Citation:J. Mammal., 81: 844.
Common Name:Paraná Akodont
Type Locality:Brazil, Paraná State, Piraquara, Estação Ecologica Canguiri.
Distribution:NE Argentina (Misiones Prov.), SE Brazil (Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul).
Comments:Subgenus Akodon. Populations assigned to this species had been formerly identified as A. serrensis (e.g., Liascovich and Reig, 1989), but karyotypic and morphometric separation from that form clarified by Christoff et al. (2000). Similar in size to members of the A. mollis species group (sensu Hershkovitz, 1990c), but Christoff et al. (2000) left the assignment of A. paranaensis as species group indeterminate pending additional study of its relationship. Also see remarks under A. mystax and involved discussion by Pardiñas et al. (2003a) on the tenuous basis for segregating paranaensis and reigi; resolution is needed.



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