The Peruvian Plantcutter, Phytotoma raimondii Taczanowski, 1883, is a restricted-range species endemic to coastal northern Peru. Historically its range is given from Tumbes in the extreme north-western Peru, south to the northern part of Lima Department. Although an increasing amount of information on the Peruvian Plantcutter exists, from historical records to new locations, it has remained dispersed, sometimes unverified, not systematized, and largely unpublished. A careful revision of museum collections as well as published and unpublished records results in a total of 53 sites where the species has been recorded and that represent the present knowledge of the distribution of the species.
|Translated title of the contribution||Distribution of the Peruvian Plantcutter Phytotoma raimondii (Passeriformes: Cotingidae)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Biologia|
|State||Published - Dec 2009|
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For assistance in the revision of museum collections and bibliographic material the authors are most grateful to: José G. Tello of the American Museum of Natural History (New York), Mark Adams, Robert Prys-Jones and Mark Walters of the Natural History Museum (England), Michael Palmer of the Zoological Society of London, Brad Millen of the Royal Ontario Museum, Tom Schulenberg of Cornell University, Nate Rice of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Patrick Boussès of the Muséum d´Histoire Naturelle (Paris), Carla Cicero of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (University of California), Doris Mercado of the Museo de Zoología Juan Ormea Rodriguez (Universidad Nacional de Trujillo), Steve Cardiff of the Louisiana State University Museum of Zoology, Nigel Collar, Todd Mark and Manuel Plenge. Cristian Abramonte, Simon Allen, Alan Feduccia, Mattias Fehlow, Peter Hocking, Robert Kennedy, Juan Malo de Molina, Alex More, Sergio Nolazco, Robert Ridgely, Consuelo Salazar, Tomas Salazar, Bret Whitney, Morris Williams, Rob Williams and Darren Woodhead are thanked for their contributions. For funding studies; I. Franke thanks Companía Minera MiskiMayo S.A.C. Grupo CVRD through Golder Associates Peru S.A. (2006-2007); G. Engblom thanks Asociación PeruVerde (1998-1999). J.N.M. Flanagan thanks the Audubon Society and PetroPerú (1999-2000), the Darwin Initiative / DEFRA (2006-2007) and Alberto Paniagua of PRO-FONANPE and Thierry Givois of the KfW (2008-2009).