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SPECIES Oryzomys bolivaris

Author:J. A. Allen, 1901.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 14: 405.
Common Name:Long-whiskered Oryzomys
Type Locality:Ecuador, Bolívar Prov., Porvenir, 1800 m.
Distribution:Lowland evergreen to lower montane cloud forest from E Honduras, through E Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panamá, to W Colombia and WC Ecuador (see Musser et al., 1998:Fig. 50); about sea level to 1800 m.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Names conventionally applied to this species include bombycinus, as reviewed by Pine (1971), and rivularis, as discussed by Gardner and Patton (1976). Priority of bolivaris established by Musser et al. (1998), who summarized the morphological variation, geographic distribution, and synonymy of the species. Pine (1971) retained subspecies (under the name bombycinus), but Musser et al. (1998) judged intraspecific variation too insubstantial to circumscribe geographic races.



    alleni Goldman, 1915
    bombycinus Goldman, 1912
    castaneus J. A. Allen, 1901
    orinus Pearson, 1939
    rivularis J. A. Allen, 1901

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