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SPECIES Microryzomys altissimus

Author:Osgood, 1933.
Citation:Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 5.
Common Name:Páramo Colilargo
Type Locality:Perú, Pasco Dept., La Quinua, mountains north of Cerro de Pasco, 11,600 ft (3536 m).
Distribution:Subalpine and páramo formations, mostly 2500-4000 m, in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Perú.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Diagnosed as a subspecies of Oryzomys minutus but elevated to species by Hershkovitz (1940), who named two additional subspecies. Subspecific arrangement followed by Cabrera (1961) but none retained by Carleton and Musser (1989).



    chotanus Hershkovitz, 1940
    hylaeus Hershkovitz, 1940

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