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Budin's Chinchilla Rat
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Information
Range Argentina
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Abrocomidae
Genus Abrocoma
Species Abrocoma budini
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Budin's chinchilla rat (Abrocoma budini), is a species of chinchilla rat in the family Abrocomidae. Found only in Argentina, the categorization of this species was based on analysis a single specimen. In 2002, Braun and Mares from the University of Oklahoma examined this specimen and confirmed it to be a separate species. The species is named after Emilio Budin, an Argentine specimen collector who worked with Oldfield Thomas.

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