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Chinchilla lanigera (Molina, 1782)

Long-tailed Chinchilla, Chinchilla, Common chinchilla

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chinchilla laniger (Molina, 1782)

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1955

Rediscovered in 1978

 

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

 

Distribution

Chile

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Anonymous. (1964). A preliminary list of rare mammals including those believed to be rare but concerning which detailed information is still lacking. IUCN Bulletin 11(Special Supplement): 4 pp.

Grau, J. (n.d.). The extremely endangered wild Chinchilla. Unpublished report.

Jimenez, J. E. 1996. The extirpation and current status of wild chinchillas Chinchilla lanigera and Chinchilla brevicaudata. Biological Conservation 77: 1-6.

Joslin, Paul and Maryanka, Daphne. (1968). Endangered Mammals of the World: Report on Status and Action Treatment. IUCN Publications, New Series, Supplementary Paper No. 13: 34 pp.

Miller, S., Rottman, J., Raedeke, K. and Taber, R. D. (1978). Endangered mammals of Chile. Status and conservation. Unpublished report for II Theriological Congress, Brno.

Milliken, T. (1981). Wildlife in commerce – Tokyo 1981. Unpublished report.

Neira, R., Garcia, X. and Scheu, R. 1989. Analisis descriptivo del comportamiento reproductivo y de crecimiento de chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger Gray) en confinamiento. Avances en Produccion Animal (Chile) 14: 109-119.

Renshaw, Graham. (1905). More Natural History Essays. London: Sherratt and Hughes.

Roach, N. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Chinchilla lanigera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4652A22190974. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T4652A22190974.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds, pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.

Spotorno, A.E. and Patton, J.L. 2015. Superfamily Chinchilloidea Bennett, 1833. In: Patton, J.L., Pardinas, U.F.J. and D'Elia, G. (eds), Mammals of South America Volume 2: Rodents, pp. 762-778. University of Chicago Press.

Spotorno, A. E., Zuleta, C. A., Valladares, J. P., Deane, A. L. and Jimenez, J. E. 2004. Chinchilla laniger. Mammalian Species 758: 1-9.
Valladares P., Spotorno, A. and Zuleta, C. 2014. Natural history of the Chinchilla genus (Bennett 1829). Considerations of their ecology, taxonomy and conservation status. Gayana 78(2): 89-96.

Thornback, Jane and Jenkins, Martin (compilers). (1982). The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (Excluding Cetacea). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 516 pp.

Valladares P., Zuleta, C. and Spotorno, A. 2014. Chinchilla lanigera (Molina 1782) and C. chinchilla (Lichtenstein 1830): review of their distribution and new findings. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 37.1: 89-93.

Walker, E. P. (1975). Mammals of the World. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Weir, B.J. 1974. Reproductive characteristic of hystricomorph rodents. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London 34: 265-301.

WWF/IUCN. (1981). List of approved projects. Gland, Switzerland.

 

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