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SPECIES Rhagomys longilingua

Author:Luna and Patterson, 2003.
Citation:Fieldiana Zool., N.S., 101: 3.
Common Name:Long-tongued Rhagomys
Type Locality:Perú, Cusco Dept., Paucartambo Prov., Manu Biosphere Reserve, along Río Cosñipata, below "Suecia," 1900 m; 13º06.032′S, 71º34.125′W.
Distribution:Dense forest of E Andean slopes, 450-2100 m, SE Perú (Cusco and Madre de Dios Depts.).
Comments:Similar to R. rufescens in unique possession (among Sigmodontinae) of a hallux with nail and in most verifiable cranial traits, but fur of R. longilingua spiny and interorbit strongly beaded; so far known by only three specimens (Luna and Patterson, 2003).



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