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SPECIES Graomys edithae

Author:Thomas, 1919.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 3: 495.
Common Name:Otro Cerro Pericote
Type Locality:Argentina, Catamarca Prov., Otro Cerro, 3000 m.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Status uncertain—placed as a full synonym of griseoflavus medius (Cabrera, 1961); retained as a nominal species of Phyllotis (Hershkovitz, 1962) or of Graomys (Gyldenstolpe, 1932; Mares et al., 1997; Myers, 1977; Williams and Mares, 1978); or considered a nomen dubium (Galliari et al., 1996). Thomas’ (1919) measurements certainly characterize G. edithae as a smaller form than cachinus and medius, taxa collected at lower elevations in the region of Otro Cerro and now regarded as examples of the larger G. griseoflavus. Reinvestigation of original type series, along with altitudinal transects across vegetation zones in the region, would shed much light. Using an old map (1893) of Catamarca Province, as cited by Cabrera (1961:487), Pardiñas (pers. com.) located the type locality Otro Cerro in the Sierra de Ambato, Capayán Dept., ca. 31.5 km W Huillapima and 16.5 km NNW Chumbicha; formal amendment should be effected in a revisionary context.



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