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SPECIES Oligoryzomys chacoensis

Author:Myers and Carleton, 1981.
Citation:Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan, 161: 19.
Common Name:Chacoan Colilargo
Type Locality:Paraguay, Boquerón Dept., km 419 along Trans Chaco Hwy, northwest of Villa Hayes.
Distribution:Dryer habitats of SE Bolivia, W Paraguay, SW Brazil, and N Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Karyotype reported by Myers and Carleton (1981); morphometric variation by Myers and Carleton (1981) and Olds and Anderson (1987). Status with regard to O. andinus questioned by Carleton and Musser (1989), but genetic data underscore the specific distinctiveness of the two (Myers et al., 1995).



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