Diversidad y conservación de los mamíferos mayores de Loreto, Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Diversity and conservation of the large mammals from Loreto, Peru

Silvia Diaz, Pamela Sánchez-Vendizú, Laura Graham-Angeles, Víctor Pacheco

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In this work, we present an updated list of large mammals for Loreto composed of 72 species in 8 orders and 25 families. This list is elaborated from review of databases, zoological collections, and scientific publications. In Loreto is registered five Peruvian endemic species: Lagothrix flavicauda, Saguinus (Leontocebus) illigeri, Saguinus (Leontocebus) nigrifrons, Pithecia aequatorialis and Pithecia isabela; the last three have presence only in Loreto. We found 292 different locations and 3286 records of large mammals and build a distribution map highlighting ecoregions and historical (before 2001) and contemporary (after 2001) records. Likewise, we build maps for each of the 72 species with records in Loreto, and a density map that reveal two areas with information gaps: 1) the Datem del Marañón-Loreto zone, and 2) the Alto Amazonas-Ucayali zone. These zones require urgent evaluations to complement knowledge of Loreto's biodiversity and adequately support conservation and sustainable development plans.

Translated title of the contributionDiversity and conservation of the large mammals from Loreto, Peru
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere21910
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
StatePublished - 30 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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