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SPECIES Bibimys labiosus

Author:Winge, 1887.
Citation:E Museo Lundii, 1(3): 25.
Common Name:Lagoa Santa Akodont
Type Locality:Brazil, Minas Gerais State, Pleistocene cave deposits near Lagoa Santa.
Distribution:Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Described as a species of Scapteromys, referred to Akodon by Hershkovitz (1966c), and confirmed as a species of Bibimys by Massoia (1980a). Although described as a fossil (Winge, 1887) from the Lagoa Santa caves, the species survives in the region of Minas Gerais (D’Elía et al., in press; Paglia et al., 1995). Diploid number (2n = 70) same as B. torresi but fundamental numbers differ (FN = 76 versus 80; Gonçalves et al., in press).



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