Rediscovery of Rhipidomys ochrogaster J.A. Allen, 1901 (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) with a redescription of the species

Víctor Pacheco, María Peralta

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Abstract

Rhipidomys ochrogaster is a poorly known sigmodontine rodent from the Yungas of southeastern Peru, known only from a few specimens collected more than 110 years ago. This work reports a new specimen from Yanacocha, Puno. Peru, collected on 22 May 2010; provides a morphological description and comparisons with R. leucodactylus and R. gardneri; characterizes the habitat; and presents data on the diet of the species. This discovery stresses the urgent need for additional inventory work in the region, in order to document its biodiversity.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)42-59
Number of pages18
JournalZootaxa
Issue number3106
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Cricetidae
  • Peru
  • Rhipidomys
  • Rodentia
  • Yungas

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