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Mastozoología neotropical

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TERAN, Marcos F.; AYALA, Jhonny  and  HURTADO, Juan C.. First record of Kunsia tomentosus (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) from North of La Paz Departament, Bolivia. Mastozool. neotrop. [online]. 2008, vol.15, n.1, pp. 129-133. ISSN 1666-0536.

Bolivia is a country with great biodiversity. It still holds areas that shelter a faunistic diversity that is poorly known. An example of this is province Abel Iturralde in Departamento La Paz. This region includes a variety of ecosystems including Amazonian savannah fragments in an area called Pampas del Heath. In this site was captured the sigmodontine rodent Kunsia tomentosus, species known only from the eastern part of Bolivia. This report of K. tomentosus extends the species distribution in the continent, raising interesting questions on the biogeography of the species.

Keywords : Bolivia; Pampas del Heath; Sigmodontinae.

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