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SPECIES Rhipidomys venustus

Author:Thomas, 1900.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 5: 152.
Common Name:Mérida Rhipidomys
Type Locality:Venezuela, Mérida, Las Vegas del Chama, 1400 m.
Distribution:Isolated populations in mountains of W and N Venezuela.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:R. fulviventer section sensu Tribe (1996). Placed as a subspecies of R. latimanus by Cabrera (1961) but distinct from the latimanus-venezuelae complex in Venezuela (Handley, 1976; Tribe, 1996); or placed as a subspecies if R. fulviventer by Tribe (1996). See comments in that account.



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