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SPECIES Rhipidomys venezuelae

Author:Thomas, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 303.
Common Name:Venezuelan Rhipidomys
Type Locality:Venezuela, Mérida State, Mérida, 1630 m.
Distribution:Mountains of N and W Venezuela, including Trinidad and Tobago, and E Colombia.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:R. leucodactylus section sensu Tribe (1996). This form may represent the E Andean complement of R. latimanus (see that account). The provisional association of R. nitela tobagi Goodwin, heretofore placed as a synonym of R. nitela (e.g., Musser and Carleton, 1993; Tribe, 1996), follows the observations of Voss et al. (2001).



    tobagi Goodwin, 1961

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