Check List 18(4): 867-873, doi: 10.15560/18.4.867
Confirmation of the occurrence of Andean cottontail, Sylvilagus andinus (Thomas, 1897) (Leporidae, Lagomorpha), in Peru
expand article infoSilvia Diaz , Victor Pacheco§
‡ Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru§ Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas “Antonio Raimondi”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
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Sylvilagus andinus (Thomas, 1897) is a highland lagomorph from the Ecuadorean Paramos. Its distribution was tentatively believed to extend to northwestern Peru on the basis of ecological niche modeling and the inclusion of the Peruvian S. capsalis Thomas, 1913 as a synonym. Here, we confirm the occurrence of S. andinus in Peru by a morphological examination of seven new records from northwestern Peru and one new record from Ancash department in central Peru.

Ancash, Andes, Cajamarca, Sylvilagus capsalis, mammals, Paramos