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This species is found east of the Andes from western and southern Venezuela, central Colombia, eastern Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia to western, central and southern Brazil, eastern and southern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina (Missiones; Cceres and Carmignotto 2006). This species is replaced by Caluromys derbianus west of the Andes (Eisenberg 1989) and by C. philander in eastern Brazil. Sympatry with C. philander occurs in northern and central Brazil (Mato Grosso, Gois and Minas Gerais states), Guyana and eastern Bolivia (Patton et al. 2000, Patton and Costa 2003, Carmignotto 2004, Eisenberg 1989, Malcolm 1991). Different authors (Cabrera 1958, Prez-Hernndez 1989, Cceres and Carmignotto 2006) have recognized four subspecies. Gardner (2008) calls attention to the fact that the species needs to be revised, and recognizes six subspecies. Although mentioned to occur in the state of Esprito Santo, Brazil (Ruschi 1965 in Gardner 2008), more recent and local lists (e.g. Moreira et al. 2008) do not recognize the occurrence of the species in the southeastern coastal Atlantic Forest of Brazil.