Check List 14(5): 721-730, doi: 10.15560/14.5.721
New and noteworthy records of rodents (Mammalia, Rodentia, Cricetidae and Echimyidae) from Paraguay
expand article infoRobert D. Owen, Humberto Sánchez§, Karina Atkinson|, Leigh McMahon, Colleen B. Jonsson#
‡ Centro para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Científica, Asunción, Paraguay§ Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay, Asunción, Paraguay| Fundacion Para La Tierra, Pilar, Paraguay¶ Para La Tierra, Pilar, Paraguay# University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, United States of America
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Paraguay, situated in south-central South America, lies at the nexus of several major biomes, and exhibits high species richness for a relatively small country. Nevertheless, that faunal diversity is poorly known, and new species for the country continue to come to light. This paper reports on 3 species of rodents, 1 new for the country and 2 known previously in Paraguay from 1 specimen. We emphasize the need for more and better training of new field and museum biologists, as well as for directors of permitting agencies and protected areas.

Delomys; Interior Atlantic Forest; Juliomys; Kannabateomys; Mbaracayú