We report for the first time the presence of the Andean-Mountain Cavy, Microcavia niata, in Peru, being a new genus and species for Peruvian wildlife. We base our report on two specimens found in the highlands of Tacna, southwestern Peru.
|Translated title of the contribution||First record of the andean-mountain cavy microcavia niata (Caviidae, rodentia) from Peru|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2018|
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Our deepest thanks to Giovanni Aragon by providing the specimen of their collection and Hugo Zamora by the botanical data. To Eduardo Palma for allowing the review of the specimens of “Patricio Sanchez Museum” in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. We are especially grateful to Enrique Rodríguez-Serrano for their critical comments and suggestions on the manuscript. This study was partially supported by The Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Found (Number grant: 11252582). Also thanks to the Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego by permissions to collect specimens (R.D. 263 MINAGRI- DGFFS/DGEFFS). K. Pino appreciates the support of EDPG LPR-161 project of Dirección de Investigación of Universidad de Concepción.
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