Check List 17(5): 1359-1364, doi: 10.15560/17.5.1359
A ghost in the mist: extension of the known range of Colombian Weasel, Neogale felipei (Izor & de la Torre, 1978) (Carnivora, Mustelidae), in the Cordillera Occidental
expand article infoJuan C. Cepeda-Duque, Andrés Link, Luis Mazariegos§, Elver Ledesma-Castañeda§, Uriel Rendón-Jaramillo§, Héctor E. Ramírez-Chaves|
‡ Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá DC, Colombia§ Bioconservancy Foundation, Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia| Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
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The Colombian weasel, Neogale felipei (Izor & de la Torre, 1978), is one of the most enigmatic and threatened carnivores in South America, with only six confirmed records in the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia. During a long-term trail camera survey conducted at Mesenia-Paramillo Natural Reserve, we recorded the northernmost occurrence of the species, which extends its distribution by approximately 120 km to the north from the nearest previously known locality in Colombia. We also provide some comments on its natural history.

Andes, Mustela felipei, mustelid, private reserve, rarity, trail camera, Western Cordillera