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- noun zoology Any member of the Abrocomidae.
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A new genus and species of abrocomid rodent from Peru (Rodentia: Abrocomidae).
So now there is a second extant abrocomid taxon, and it and Abrocoma are actually quite different.
Dwarf brockets were there (brockets Mazama are a group of small-bodied deer known from Mexico and South America), as were coro-coros (also called bamboo rats Dactylomys, coro-coros are arboreal members of Echimyidae), Mountain pacas Cuniculus taczonowskii*, AND an abrocomid that Eaton recognized as a new species.
Emmons’ discovery of Cuscomys ashaninka allowed her to determine that the abrocomid in the Machu Picchu graves wasn’t a species of Abrocoma as Eaton had thought, but a second member of Cuscomys, so it became renamed C. oblativus.