Check List 20(1): 152-183, doi: 10.15560/20.1.152
High mammalian diversity on the Las Piedras River tributary of Madre de Dios, Peru: An annotated list of species including comments on biogeography and regional conservation.
expand article infoCarter J. Payne, Patrick S. Champagne§, Holly O’Donnell|, Liselot R. Lange#, Corrie Rushford¤, Paul Rosolie¤, David Rosenzweig«
‡ Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, Peru§ Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada| Fauna Forever, San Sebastian, Peru¶ University of Oxford Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney, United Kingdom# MAQUISAPA EIRL, Puerto Maldonado, Peru¤ Junglekeepers Peru, Puerto Maldonado, Peru« Stanford University, Stanford, United States of America
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Several mammal inventories have been reported from the lowland Amazon of Madre de Dios, Peru, but few have been reported for the Las Piedras River. Here we present a list of mammal species from the Las Piedras River. Over a period of seven years (2013–2020), we recorded the presence of mammal species, excluding bats and small rodents, using camera traps and opportunistic sightings. Our study area was near the Huascar-Las Piedras River confluence, 58 km north of the Madre de Dios River and covering an area of 22,430 ha. We recorded 60 species belonging to seven orders, 26 families, and 53 genera, including novel records for the Las Piedras tributary. Notable records reported include Leopardus cf. tigrinus (Schreber, 1775), Galictis vittata (Schreber, 1776), Saguinus imperator subgrisecens (Lönnberg, 1940), Cebuella niveiventris (Lönnberg, 1940), Cyclopes thomasi (Linnaeus, 1758), Coendou ichillus Voss & da Silva, 2001, and Caluromys lanatus (Olfers, 1818).
Biodiversity, Bush-Tailed Opossum, Dwarf Porcupine, Northern Tiger Cat, Silky Anteater, Primates, Tropical Conservation