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Lagostomus crassus Thomas, 1910

Peruvian chinchilla (Vischaca)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Subfossil

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Peru

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Only known from a single skull (Lessa et al. 2008). According to (Thomas, 1920:220) it was found "in the sand at Santa Ana by Mr. Kalinowski."

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Thomas, Oldfield. (1910). XXXIII.—A collection of mammals from eastern Buenos Ayres, with descriptions of related new mammals from other localities. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 5(27): 239-247. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Lessa, E., Ojeda, R. & Bidau, C. (2008). Lagostomus crassus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 26 December 2012.

Thomas, Oldfield. (1920). Report on the mammalia collected by Mr. Edmund Heller during the Peruvian expedition of 1915 under the auspices of Yale University and the National Geographic Society. Proceedings U. S. National Museum 58: 217-249 + pl. 15.

Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. 2005 Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

 

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