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First confirmed record of the Striped Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus semistriatus from peri-urban Bogotá, Colombia

The Striped Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus semistriatus is widespread Neotropical carnivore species, with a disjunct distribution from Mexico to Brazil. Poorly known across its range, in Colombia the species is mostly known only from scarce and sporadic records, but with no information for most aspects of its ecology or conservation status. Here we present the first record of the species...

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Tamandua Colombia

Distribución geográfica y estado de conocimiento de las especies del género Tamandua (Xenarthra: Myrmecophagidae) en Colombia

La escasa información científica que existe del género Tamandua en Colombia resulta en poco interés hacia estas especies. Por esta razón, este artículo presenta una compilación y análisis de información para establecer la distribución geográfica, estado de conocimiento y prioridades de investigación de las especies de este género en Colombia. Los datos recabados indican que su distribución abarca...

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 Analysis of the distribution of the Grison (Galictis vittata) (Carnivora: Mustelidae) in the Colombian Caribbean

Analysis of the distribution of the Grison (Galictis vittata) (Carnivora: Mustelidae) in the Colombian Caribbean

El grisón (Galictis vittata) es un carnívoro mustélido con una amplia distribución en el continente americano, incluida Colombia. Sin embargo, se trata de una de las especies de carnívoros menos estudiada en Colombia, con déficit de información sobre su distribución, ecología y estado de conservación. Se recopilaron todos los registros y observaciones disponibles de la especie en la región...

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Distribution, range extension, and conservation of the endemic Black-headed Bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) in Costa Rica and Panama

Distribution, range extension, and conservation of the endemic Black-headed Bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) in Costa Rica and Panama

The Black-headed Bushmaster, Lachesis melanocephala (Viperidae: Crotalinae), is an endemic pit viper from south-eastern Costa Rica. Despite its importance with regard to medicine and conservation, the ecology and distribution of this species are still poorly known, mainly because it was only recently recognized as a full species and records are scarce across its range. Known only from the Pacific...

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The Status of the World’s Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge

The Status of the World’s Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge

Knowledge of mammalian diversity is still surprisingly disparate, both regionally and taxonomically. Here, we present a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world’s mammals. Data, compiled by 1700+ experts, cover all 5487 species, including marine mammals. Global macroecological patterns are very different for land and marine species but suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism...

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