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Douglas Kelt and Deborah Kaspin

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520098596

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520098596.001.0001

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A New Species of Thomasomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from Central Bolivia

A New Species of Thomasomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from Central Bolivia

Una Nueve Especie De Thomasomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) De Bolivia Central

(p.747) A New Species of Thomasomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from Central Bolivia
The Quintessential Naturalist

Jorge Salazar-Bravo

Terry L. Yates

University of California Press

This chapter describes a new species of Thomasomys from the eastern slopes of the central Bolivian Andes. It observes that this is a medium-size long-tailed rodent phenetically similar in external and cranial features to Thomasomys notatus, although genetically it appears most closely related to species in the Thomasomys oreas complex. The chapter notes that phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular data indicate that the new species presents a unique combination of characters. It further notes that the new taxon inhabits the upper montane rain forest and appears to be arboreal; it is known only from the type locality.

Keywords:   Thomasomys, central Bolivian Andes, Thomasomys notatus, Thomasomys oreas complex, phylogenetic analyses, taxon

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