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SPECIES Akodon (Akodon) simulator

Author:Thomas, 1916.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 18: 335.
Common Name:White-throated Akodont
Type Locality:Argentina, Tucumán Prov., San Pablo, Villa Nouges, 1200 m.
Distribution:E lower Andean slopes, 650-2400 m, from SC Bolivia (Tarija; Anderson, 1997) to NW Argentina (Jujuy to Catamarca; Mares et al., 1997; Ortiz et al., 2000a).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Akodon, A. varius species group (Myers, 1989). Named as a species but later placed as a subspecies of A. varius (Cabrera, 1961; Thomas, 1926). Returned to species rank by Myers (1989), who emphasized the need for continued study of their level of differentiation; he recognized glaucinus and tartareus as distinctive subspecies. Karyology and morphometrics reviewed, as A. varius, by Bárquez et al. (1980); age variation in a large Argentinian sample analysed by Eschevarria (1995).



    glaucinus Thomas, 1919
    tartareus Thomas, 1919

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