Andean gerbil mouse

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Andean gerbil mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Eligmodontia
E. puerulus
Binomial name
Eligmodontia puerulus
(Philippi, 1896)

The Andean gerbil mouse or Altiplano laucha (Eligmodontia puerulus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.


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