A New Species of Thomasomys (Rodentia: Muridae) from Eastern Ecuador, with Remarks on Mammalian Diversity and Biogeography in the Cordillera Oriental

  title={A New Species of Thomasomys (Rodentia: Muridae) from Eastern Ecuador, with Remarks on Mammalian Diversity and Biogeography in the Cordillera Oriental},
  author={Robert S. Voss},
  • R. Voss
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Environmental Science, Biology
Abstract A new species of the murid rodent genus Thomasomys is described from the Cordillera Oriental of eastern Ecuador, a major range of the northern Andes that remains almost completely unexplored mammalogically. In order to provide a baseline for future faunal inventory work in these mountains, this report summarizes specimen data from the vicinity of Papallacta (0°22′S, 78°08′W), a small village located near tree line on the eastern (Amazonian) slope. In addition to the new Thomasomys, the… 

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