Chelemys delfini

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Chelemys delfini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Chelemys
Species: C. delfini
Binomial name
Chelemys delfini
(Cabrera, 1905)
  • Oxymycterus delfini Cabrera, 1905

Chelemys delfini, also known as the Magellanic long-clawed akodont,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Chelemys of family Cricetidae. It is endemic to the areas of Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, where it lives in the grassland and scrub of the Magellanic steppe.[1] It has sometimes been considered a subspecies of C. megalonyx.[2]


  1. ^ a b D'Elia and Pardinas, 2008
  2. ^ a b Musser and Carleton, 2005, p. 1109

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