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SPECIES Euneomys chinchilloides

Author:Waterhouse, 1839.
Citation:Zool. Voy. H. M. S. "Beagle,", Mammalia: 72.
Common Name:Tierra del Fuego Euneomys
Type Locality:Chile, Magallanes Prov., Tierra del Fuego, Straits of Magellan, south shore near E entrance.
Distribution:Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, neighboring islands, and southernmost Chile (Magallanes); limits uncertain.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Hershkovitz (1962) had suggested that other nominal species would all prove to be synonyms of E. chinchilloides. His supposition has been taxonomically observed (Mann, 1978; Yañez et al., 1987) but misrepresents species diversity in the genus (see Pearson and Christie, 1991; Reise and Gallardo, 1990). Includes petersoni (see account below) according to Pearson and Christie (1991), Pearson (1995), and Reise and Gallardo (1990), but this synonymy requires more persuasive documentation. Also includes noei (see E. mordax account) according to Reise and Gallardo (1990), but this referral is incorrect.



    ultimus Thomas, 1916

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