Abrothrix olivaceus

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Abrothrix olivaceus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Abrothrix
Species: A. olivaceus
Binomial name
Abrothrix olivaceus
(Waterhouse, 1837)

Akodon mansoensis
Akodon olivaceus
Akodon xanthorhinus

Abrothrix olivaceus, also known as the Olive Grass Mouse[1] or Olive Akodont,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Abrothrix of family Cricetidae. It is found from northern Chile into southern Chile and Argentina, including the island of Tierra del Fuego. It has had a complex history in both of the genera Akodon and Abrothrix, and includes at least 27 synonyms. A few, including markhami, mansoensis, and xanthorhinus have been viewed as valid species until recent years, and several subspecies are still recognized, including Abrothrix olivaceus markhami.[3]


  1. ^ a b Patterson et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005, p. 1090
  3. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005, p. 1090; Rodríguez-Serrano et al., 2008

Literature cited[edit]

  • Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894–1531 in Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0
  • Patterson, B., Pardinas, U. and D'Elia, G. 2008. Abrothrix olivaceus. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on January 12, 2010.
  • Rodríguez-Serrano, E., Hernández, C.E. and Palma, R.E. 2008. A new record and an evaluation of the phylogenetic relationships of Abrothrix olivaceus markhami (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae). Mammalian Biology 73(4):309–317.