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SPECIES Rhipidomys austrinus

Author:Thomas, 1921.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 7: 183.
Common Name:Southern Andean Rhipidomys
Type Locality:Argentina, Jujuy Prov., Sierra de Santa Bárbara, El Sunchal, 1200 m.
Distribution:Lower E Andean slopes and foothills, about 350-1750 m, from La Paz Dept., WC Bolivia, south to Jujuy Prov., NW Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:R. leucodactylus section sensu Tribe (1996). Variously thought to intergrade with R. leucodactylus (e.g., Cabrera, 1961; Mares et al., 1989b) or with R. couesi (e.g., Anderson, 1997). Retained as species by Musser and Carleton (1993) and by Tribe (1996), who characterized its morphology and vouchered its geographic occurrence.



    collinus Thomas, 1925

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