Check List 11(5): e19337, doi: 10.15560/11.5.1738
Range extension of Oxymycterus wayku (Mammalia: Rodentia: Cricetidae), an endemic species from austral Yungas, and first record for Catamarca province, northwestern Argentina
expand article infoSofia d'Hiriart, Pablo E. Ortiz§, Candela Russo, J. Pablo Jayat|
‡ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina§ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Instituto Superior de Correlación Geológica (INSUGEO, CONICET), Argentina| Instituto de Ambiente de Montaña y Regiones Áridas (IAMRA), Universidad Nacional de Chilecito (UNdeC), Argentina
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Oxymycterus wayku Jayat, D’Elía, Pardinãs, Miotti & Ortiz, 2008, a rodent species recently described, is known in only four localities within the Subtropical Mountain Forests of the Yungas eco-region in Tucumán, northwestern Argentina. Specimens were recorded in an owl pellet sample during a recent survey. This record represents the first for Oxymycterus in Catamarca Province, extending approximately 60 km south its southern distribution in the region. Sixteen other small non-volant mammal species were recorded there, turning this area into one of the most diverse for this understudied group in Argentina.
Sigmodontine; geographic distribution; small mammals; new record