Check List 19(2): 183-190, doi: 10.15560/19.2.183
Notable range extension of Chinchillula sahamae Thomas, 1898 (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) to central Peru, with natural history notes
expand article infoVíctor Pacheco, Raisa Cairampoma§, Alan Quispe|, Giancarlo Velezvilla, Alicia Vasquez
‡ Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru§ Universidad Nacional Jorge Basadre Grohmann,, Tacna, Peru| Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP), Huancayo, Peru¶ Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru
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Chinchillula sahamae Thomas, 1898 is a sigmodontine rat, known to occur in southern Peru, northern Chile, and western Bolivia. In this study, we report new records of the species in the departments of Huancavelica and Junín, Peru, which extend this species’ known distribution 370 km northwest, and new records in the department of Tacna, which extend the upper elevational range of the species to 5100 m, 250 m higher than previously known. In addition, we include notes on natural history, especially nesting behaviour, based on direct observations.
Andes, Huancavelica, Junín, Reserva Paisajística Nor Yauyos–Cochas, small mammals