First record of the Andean-mountain cavy Microcavia niata (Caviidae, Rodentia) from Peru


Conservation, Puna Biogeographic Province, Rodents.


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.

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