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SPECIES Chelemys macronyx

Author:Thomas, 1894.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 14: 362.
Common Name:Andean Long-clawed Akodont
Type Locality:Argentina, Mendoza Prov., near Volcán Peteroa (not Fort San Rafael, as corrected by Pearson and Lagiglia, 1992).
Distribution:S Andes along Chile-Argentina boundary, about 34°S latitude south to Straits of Magellan. Distribution in C Chile augmented by Pine et al. (1979) and in Argentina by Pearson (1995) and Teta et al. (2002).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Treated as a subspecies of C. megalonyx by Mann (1978) and Tamayo and Frassinetti (1980); recognized as species by Osgood (1943) and Pearson (1984, 1995). Osgood (1943) designated the skin of Notiomys connectens as the holotype of this composite specimen (skull an Abrothrix) and synonymized it with macronyx vestitus.



    alleni (Osgood, 1925)
    connectens (Osgood, 1925)
    fumosus Thomas, 1927
    vestitus (Thomas, 1903)

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