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SPECIES Heteromys (Heteromys) anomalus

Author:Thompson, 1815.
Citation:Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., 11: 161.
Common Name:Caribbean Spiny Pocket Mouse
Type Locality:Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad.
Distribution:N Colombia, including Magdalena Valley, east to N Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, and Margarita Isl. It does not enter Panama (contra Rogers, 1990; Méndez, 1993; Williams et al., 1993; Nowak, 1999; see Anderson, 1999 [2000]).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Heteromys. Subspecies listed by Williams et al. (1993) and distribution mapped by Eisenberg (1989) and Anderson (1999 [2000]). As currently understood, anomalus is likely composite. Anderson (2002) recently described H. oasicus from NW Venezuela, a taxon that Handley (1976) regarded as distinct from anomalus. Populations from the Cordillera de la Costa of Venezuela, above 1000 m, also represent an undescribed species (R. P. Anderson, pers. comm.).
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