Porter's rock rat

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Porter's rock rat[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Octodontidae
Genus: Aconaemys
Species: A. porteri
Binomial name
Aconaemys porteri
Thomas, 1917

Porter's rock rat (Aconaemys porteri) is a species of rodent in the family Octodontidae.[1][3] It is found in Argentina and Chile at altitudes between 900 and 2,000 meters above sea level.[1]


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  2. ^ Chapman, R. E. (2008). "Aconaemys porteri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Gallardo, Milton H. (February 1992). "Karyotypic Evolution in Octodontid Rodents Based on C-Band Analysis". Journal of Mammalogy. Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 73, No. 1. 73 (1): 89–98. JSTOR 1381869. doi:10.2307/1381869.