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27 July 2009 Loxodontomys micropus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)
Pablo Teta, Ulyses F. J. Pardiñas, Daniel E. Udrizar Sauthier, Guillermo D'ElÍa
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Abstract

Loxodontomys micropus (Waterhouse, 1837) is a cricetid commonly called the southern pericote. A moderately large, heavy-bodied rodent, it is 1 of the 2 species in the genus Loxodontomys. This cricetid occurs in southern Chile and southwestern Argentina. It prefers humid, dense grasslands, meadows, shrubby steppes, and mixed or open-canopied Nothofagus forests. L. micropus is categorized as of least concern.

Pablo Teta, Ulyses F. J. Pardiñas, Daniel E. Udrizar Sauthier, and Guillermo D'ElÍa "Loxodontomys micropus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)," Mammalian Species 2009(837), 1-11, (27 July 2009). https://doi.org/10.1644/837.1
Published: 27 July 2009
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Argentina
Chile
cricetid
Patagonia
Phyllotini
rodent
Sigmodontinae
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