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SPECIES Phyllotis osilae

Author:J. A. Allen, 1901.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 14: 44.
Common Name:Bunchgrass Pericote
Type Locality:Perú, Puno Dept., Osila (= Asillo), 17 mi (27 km) ENE Ayaviri, 13,000 ft (3962 m) (as interpreted by Pearson, 1958:426).
Distribution:Upper Andean slopes on Atlantic drainage, from SC Perú (Cuzco), through W Bolivia (1700-4900 m), to N Argentina (Catamarca).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:All-acrocentric karyotype (2n = 68) interpreted as ancestral state of the genus (Pearson and Patton, 1976). In Bolivia, Anderson (1997) recognized osilae (lutescens as a full synonym) and phaeus as subspecies.
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    lutescens Thomas, 1902
    nogalaris Thomas, 1921
    phaeus Osgood, 1944
    tucumanus Thomas, 1912

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