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SPECIES Zygodontomys brevicauda

Author:J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1893.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 5: 215.
Common Name:Short-tailed Zygodont
Type Locality:Trinidad, Princes Town.
Distribution:Savannas from SE Costa Rica through Panamá, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas, to Brazil north of the Amazon River; including Trinidad and Tobago and smaller continental-shelf islands adjacent Panamá and Venezuela.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Geographic variation evaluated by Voss (1991a), who recognized cherriei and microtinus, along with the nominate form, as subspecies. Formerly included punctulatus, which Voss (1991b) reidentified as a member of Bolomys (= Necromys). Karyotypic variation of Brazilian populations reported by Mattevi et al. (2002), who questioned whether brevicauda as currently arranged is a composite; Bonvicino et al. (2003d) reached the same conclusion based on evaluation of cranial traits and karyotypes.



    cherriei (J. A. Allen, 1895)
    fraterculus J. A. Allen, 1913
    frustrator (J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1897)
    griseus J. A. Allen, 1913
    microtinus (Thomas, 1894)
    reigi Tranier, 1976
    sanctaemartae (J. A. Allen, 1899)
    seorsus Bangs, 1901
    soldadoensis Goodwin, 1965
    stellae Thomas, 1899
    thomasi J. A. Allen, 1901
    tobagi Thomas, 1900
    ventriosus Goldman, 1912

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