Check List 13(3): e19738, doi: 10.15560/13.3.2136
New locality records of Rhagomys longilingua Luna & Patterson, 2003 (Rodentia: Cricetidae) in Peru
expand article infoCésar E. Medina, Darwin R. Díaz, Kateryn Pino, Alexander Pari, Horacio Zeballos§
‡ Colección Científica - Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa (MUSA). Av. Alcides Carrión s/n. Arequipa, Perú., Peru§ Instituto de Ciencias de la Naturaleza, Territorio y Energías Renovables, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel, Lima 32, Perú., Peru
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Rhagomys longilingua is one of the rarest sigmodontine rodents of South America, currently known from only 2 localities (4 individuals) in Peru and Bolivia. Here we report 3 additional localities in Peru, one of which extends the geographic distribution range of this species 613 km northeast from the type locality (Suecia, Manu National Park, Cusco department). Potential distribution models showed the presence of R. longilingua from Bolivia until Colombia along the eastern slope of the Andes.
mountain forest; range extension; potential distribution