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SPECIES Eligmodontia moreni

Author:Thomas, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 307.
Common Name:Monte Laucha
Type Locality:Argentina, La Rioja Prov., Chilecito, 1200 m.
Distribution:Atlantic-facing Andean slopes at intermediate elevations, NW Argentina (Salta to Neuquén Prov.); limits poorly documented.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Mares et al. (1981b, 1989b) noted the morphological, distributional, and ecological distinction of E. moreni and E. puerulus in Salta Prov., Argentina, and Spotorno et al. (1994) substantiated their pronounced karyotypic divergence (2n = 34 versus 2n = 50, respectively).



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