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SPECIES Chelemys delfini

Author:Cabrera, 1905.
Citation:Rev. Chil. Hist. Nat., 9: 15.
Common Name:Magellanic Long-clawed Akodont
Type Locality:Chile, Magallanes Prov., Straits of Magellan, Punta Arenas.
Distribution:Southernmost Chile.
Comments:Taxonomic status and distributional extent require refinement—treated as a subspecies of C. megalonyx by Mann (1978) and Tamayo and Frassinetti (1980); retained as a species by Osgood (1943) and Reig (1987). Johnson et al. (1990) recognized C. delfini and C. macronyx as definable forms, separable by body size, in the Patagonian region of extreme S Chile.



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