Check List 9(6): 1571-1572, doi: 10.15560/9.6.1571
Range extension of Tympanoctomys barrerae (Lawrence, 1941) (Rodentia: Octodontidae) in Patagonia and southernmost record
expand article infoAdela M. Bernardis, Anahí E. Formoso§, Ulyses F.J. Pardiñas§
‡ Facultad de Ciencias del Ambiente y la Salud, Argentina§ Centro Nacional Patagónico, Argentina
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We report the southernmost record for the octodontid rodent T. barrerae, which is also the second recording locality for this species in Patagonia. The new locality is placed in S Neuquén province, extending the known range of the species about 150 km SW from the nearest previous record. Although T. barrerae is considered a highly specialized rodent of salar flats in Monte desert, the record reported here came from an arbustive rocky environment belonging to the Monte- Patagonia ecotone.
Mammalia; Rodentia; Octodontidae; Argentina; new record; geographic distribution