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. © 2011 Magnolia Press.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - 22 Nov 2011|