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SPECIES Rhipidomys modicus

Author:Thomas, 1926.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 18: 161.
Common Name:Peruvian Rhipidomys
Type Locality:Perú, San Martín Dept., Puca Tambo, about 50 mi (80 km) E Chachapoyas, 5100 ft (1555 m).
Distribution:Middle elevations, 700-1800 m, of E Andean slopes, C Perú
Comments:R. leucodactylus section sensu Tribe (1996). Arranged as a subspecies of R. leucodactylus by Cabrera (1961) and as a subjective synonym of R. couesi by Musser and Carleton (1993). Specific status reasserted and diagnosis emended by Tribe (1996), who recorded its sympatry with examples of R. leucodactylus.



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