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SPECIES Euneomys fossor

Author:Thomas, 1899.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 4: 280.
Common Name:Burrowing Euneomys
Type Locality:Argentina, "Prov. Salta."
Distribution:Known only from the type locality, which is questionable as Euneomys is otherwise unrecorded this far north in Argentina (see Mares et al., 1989b).
Comments:Holotype of Reithrodon fossor Thomas, 1899, type species of Chelemyscus Thomas, 1925, is a composite, the designated type skull referable to Euneomys (Osgood, 1943:164; Pearson, 1984:231). Status is doubtful "the name Chelemyscus fossor should be attached to an appropriate species of Euneomys by some future revisor" (Pearson, 1984:231). Galliari et al. (1996) considered it a nomen dubium.



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