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The Wild Mammals of Jujuy Province, Argentina: Systematics and Distribution

M. Mónica Díaz and Rubén M. Barquez

in The Quintessential Naturalist

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520098596
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916159 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0016
The Wild Mammals of Jujuy Province, Argentina: Systematics and Distribution

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This chapter presents the results of extensive field surveys conducted in Jujuy Province over a three-year period. It examines specimens at several collections and uses available literature to supplement information. The chapter notes that Jujuy Province supports 143 species of mammals, represented by nine didelphimorphs, ten edentates, 36 bats, two primates, 20 carnivores, one perissodactyl, eight artiodactyls, 56 rodents, and one lagomorph. It observes that one of the species is new to science, four are new for Argentina, two are new for NW Argentina, and 14 are new for the province. The chapter considers other species of mammals as probable for the province based on recent references or records it has yet to confirm; these include one xenarthran, one bat, two artiodactyls, and three rodents. It adds that two artiodactyls are probable according to historical records. The chapter conducts a biogeographic analysis using these data to determine the degree of similarity among the phytogeographic regions of Jujuy.

Keywords: Jujuy Province; mammals; Argentina; biogeographic analysis; phytogeographic regions

Chapter.  64442 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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