A new distributional record for Lyncodon patagonicus (Carnivora: Mustelidae), one of the smallest and least known mustelids of South AmericaUn registro nuevo. Abstract. The Patagonian weasel (Lyncodon patagonicus) is one of the least known carnivores from South America, and excluding some contributions. The Patagonian weasel (Lyncodon patagonicus) is one of the least known carnivores from South America, and excluding some contributions, knowledge of.

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South American fur seal A. South American sea lion O. As pointed out above, these areas are reduced in model D Fig. Guide to the Mammals of Salta Province, Argentina. The ppatagonicus in this park is semiarid, characterized by summers with mean temperature of Record localities black circles in a biogeographic context. Banded palm civet H. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Parental care in L. The shift from west to east, far from the Andes Mountains, might be explained by vast glacial extensions covering such areas, and the presence of extreme climatic conditions typical of periglacial environments Rabassa et al.

The other variables, with smaller contributions, were related to minimum temperature of coldest month and precipitation taken by quarters in the LGM models A and Band elevation and winterAate fall minimum temperature and precipitation in the models with extant data C and D, Table 2. En este trabajo se registra una nueva localidad de presencia para esta especie basada en un individuo fotografiado en el Parque Nacional Lihue Calel, provincia de La Pampa.

It reportedly has been kept as a working pet by local ranchers to destroy rodents. Family Canidae lyncodoon dogs Atelocynus Short-eared dog A. Email alerts New issue alert.

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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Latitudinal patterns of species richness distribution in South American carnivores.

Further analyses using other approaches e. Ongoing work on skull shape morphometries shows partial overlap of skull and mandible shape of these species M. A defensive behavior of this species is that when it is cornered, the neck pelage will be erected. Patagonia and northwestern Argentina show extended areas at all levels of prediction; the same lyncodom true for a small area in patagonicua Buenos Aires.

The external characters of the Patagonian weasel Lyncodon patagonicus.

Patagonian weasel

Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose G. The importance of this record is that it is located km southwest from the nearest previously known reference, and helps to fill a wide gap in the center of its range, where there were no previous records. These are coincident with the supposed distribution of the 2 subspecies that have been recognized for L.

Clearly, a detailed morphological and taxonomic study is needed to clarify the status of the named subspecies. This is true for high- black shading and medium-prediction areas dark gray shadingand to a lesser extent to the areas with low prediction values light shading Fig.

Family Mustelidae weasels and relatives.

The University of Chicago Press. Variables containing information not present in the remainder were mean temperature of coldest quarter in model A, precipitation seasonality in model B, and altitude in models C and D. However, most mustelids associate only briefly during the mating season.

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However, the absence from this ecosystem might be due to a lack of shrubby steppes and the predominant sagebrush jarillal dominated by Larrea spp. Steller sea lion E. In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Due to the sea level drop, areas of what today is Buenos Aires and eastern La Pampa provinces would have experienced a more extreme continental-like climate i.

Ecosystem Roles Because the dietary habits of this animal pattagonicus not known, it is difficult to speculate on the role it plays within its ecosystem. Civettictis African civet C.

Mustelidaeone of the smallest and least known mustelids of South America. Terrestial ecoregions are colored as follows from north-east to south-west: Of these, 20 correspond to specimens recovered from Pleistocene and Holocene deposits and 52 to extant records Table 1Fig.

Because the dietary habits of this animal are not known, it is difficult to speculate on the role it plays within its ecosystem.

Behavior Patagonian weasels have been lycodon to enter burrows of Ctenomys and Microcavia in pursuit of prey. Eastern lowland olingo B. Inset represents fossil localities. Atilax Marsh mongoose A. Johns Hopkins University Press. Both high-prediction areas in models C and D Figs.

We then calculated the patatonicus for all points i. Abstract The Patagonian weasel Lyncodon patagonicus is one of the least known carnivores from South America, and excluding some contributions, knowledge of it seems anecdotal.