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Pichincha oldfield mouse


The Pichincha oldfield mouse (Thomasomys vulcani) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is present in the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes of Ecuador, where its habitats include shrubby paramo and montane forest. It is nocturnal and terrestrial. The specific and common names are references to Pichincha Volcano, on whose slopes the species was discovered at an elevation of 3500 m. The mouse is threatened by conversion of its limited habitat to agricultural use. It has sometimes been considered to be conspecific with Aepeomys lugens.

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