Recent photographic records, a new specimen, and a review of the distribution and habitat associations of Caluromys lanatus (Mammalia, Didelphidae) in Paraguay Registros fotográficos recientes, un nuevo espécimen y una revisión de la distribución y asociaciones de hábitat de Caluromys lanatus (Mammalia, Didelphidae) en Paraguay

Abstract

The brown-eared woolly opossum, Caluromys lanatus (Olfers, 1818), is distributed broadly in South America east of the Andes, including eastern and southern Paraguay. Nevertheless, its habitat and distribution are poorly documented in Paraguay by either specimens or photographs. We have compiled all known records from the scientific literature, specimens, and photographs of known provenance, to provide an updated evaluation of this opossum in Paraguay. We list and map 15 localities (including one likely erroneous), and provide comments on each of the records. In Paraguay the species is primarily associated with the Atlantic Forest, but may also be encountered in other habitats.

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Keywords
Arboreality, Atlantic Forest, distribution, habitat, Mesopotamian Grasslands
Citation
Owen, R.D., Weiler, Gustafson, A., & Smith, P.. 2023. Recent photographic records, a new specimen, and a review of the distribution and habitat associations of Caluromys lanatus (Mammalia, Didelphidae) in Paraguay Registros fotográficos recientes, un nuevo espécimen y una revisión de la distribución y asociaciones de hábitat de Caluromys lanatus (Mammalia, Didelphidae) en Paraguay. Notas Sobre Mamiferos Sudamericanos, 5. https://doi.org/10.31687/SaremNMS23.1.1
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