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SPECIES Galemys pyrenaicus

Author:E. Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1811.
Citation:Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, 17: 193.
Common Name:Pyrenean Desman
Type Locality:France, "Les montagnes pres de Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrenees)".
Distribution:Streams of the Pyrenees and the northern and central mountains of the Iberian Peninsula (France, Andorra, Spain and Portugal).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Includes rufulus as a possible subspecies; reviewed by Palmeirim and Hoffmann (1983, Mammalian Species No. 207) and Juckwer (1990). Karyotype has 2n = 42, FN = 68 (Peyre, 1957).
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