publication . Article . 2015

Non-volant mammals in a protected area on the Central Andes of Colombia: new records for the Caldas department and the Chinchiná River basin

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ;
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  • Published: 17 Feb 2015 Journal: Check List (issn: 1809-127X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Abstract
<jats:p>The Chinchiná River basin is located on the western slope of the Colombian Central Andes.  This basin provides ecosystem services such as water provision for &gt;500,000 people, but has suffered considerable ecosystem degradation, and the information on its biodiversity is limited.  We inventoried the non-volant mammals in the Caldas’ Central Hydroelectric (CHEC) Reserve in the Chinchiná River basin, in the Caldas department. We detected 18 species of mammals, present the first record of Puma yagouaroundi for the high Chinchiná River basin,  the first record of Leopardus wi­edii for the basin and a new altitudinal record of this felid for the Colombian C...
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free text keywords: Andean forest, camera traps, Carnivora, Conepatus semistriatus, Leopardus wiedii, melanic oncilla, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Protected area, Drainage basin, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, biology.organism_classification, biology, Puma yagouaroundi, Ecology, Biodiversity, Leopardus, Structural basin
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publication . Article . 2015

Non-volant mammals in a protected area on the Central Andes of Colombia: new records for the Caldas department and the Chinchiná River basin

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ;