A new species of Thomasomys (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) from the Andes of southeastern Peru

Lucía Luna, Víctor Pacheco

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We describe a new species of Thomasomys from the Vilcabamba Cordillera, Cuzco, Peru. This thomasomyine is a medium-sized, small-eared, and long-tailed rodent similar in external and cranial features to Thomasomys silvestris, a species from the western Andean slopes of Ecuador. The new species presents a unique combination of characters that includes the absence of genal vibrissae, absence of a "gap" between the hypothenar and thenar pads, short incisive foramina, and a primitive pattern of carotid circulation. The proposed new species is known only from the type locality, suggesting that its restricted distribution could be attributed to the existence of a relict fauna in the area.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)834-842
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónJournal of Mammalogy
Volumen83
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - ago 2002

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