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SPECIES Phyllotis caprinus

Author:Pearson, 1958.
Citation:Univ. California Publ. Zool., 56: 435.
Common Name:Capricorn Pericote
Type Locality:Argentina, Jujuy Prov., Tilcara, 8000 ft (2438 m).
Distribution:Upper slopes of E Andes, about 2100-3750 m, from SC Bolivia to northernmost Argentina.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Demoted to a subspecies of P. darwini by Hershkovitz (1962), but distributional and morphological evidence substantiates the specific recognition of P. caprinus (Pearson, 1958).
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