New locality records of Rhagomys longilingua Luna & Patterson, 2003 (Rodentia: Cricetidae) in Peru

Cesar Edgardo Medina Pacheco, Darwin R. Díaz, Kateryn Pino, Alexander Pari, Horacio Zeballos

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Rhagomys longilingua is one of the rarest sigmo-dontine rodents of South America, currently known from only 2 localities (4 individuals) in Peru and Bolivia. Here we report 3 additional localities in Peru, one of which extends the geographic distribution range of this species 613 km northeast from the type locality (Suecia, Manu National Park, Cusco department). Potential distribution models showed the presence of R. longilingua from Bolivia until Colombia along the eastern slope of the Andes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2136
JournalCheck List
Issue number3
StatePublished - 5 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We are grateful to Dany Apaza (JGP Consultor?a Per?) and Roberto Quispe (Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary) and Ama- zon Conservation Association (ACCA) for fieldwork support and facilitate us the licenses to publish the present manuscript. We would like to thank B.D. Patterson (Field Museum of Natural History) and J. Salazar-Bravo (Texas Tech University) and Carlos Narv?ez Romero (Universidad T?cnica Particular de Loja) for providing data on the specimens in their care and for their critical comments and suggestions on the manuscript.

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  • Mountain forest
  • Potential distribution
  • Range extension


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