Check List 4(3): 218-225, doi: 10.15560/4.3.218
Mammalia, Didelphimorphia and Rodentia, southwest of the province of Mendoza, Argentina
expand article infoUlyses F. J. Pardiñas, Pablo Teta§, Daniel Udrizar Sauthier
‡ Centro Nacional Patagónico, Argentina§ Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We documented terrestrial micromammal assemblages at five localities of southwestern Mendoza province, Argentina. We added new localities for several of the most uncommon small mammal species of this region (e.g. Loxodontomys micropus and Tympanoctomys barrerae). Two main groups of terrestrial non-volant micromammals are represented in southwestern province of Mendoza: one group is related to the South American arid diagonal, and includes species typically adapted to the xeric environments of the Monte Desert; a second group includes Patagonian and High Andean species. Some Patagonian species reached in the study area their northernmost distributional records (e.g. Abrothrix longipilis, A. olivaceus, Chelemys macronyx, Loxodontomys micropus).
Mammalia; Didelphimorpha; Rodentia; micromammals; species inventory; Mendoza; Argentina