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Records of Coendouichillus (Rodentia, Erethizontidae) from the Lower Urubamba Region of Peru.

Gregory T, Lunde D, Zamora-Meza HT, Carrasco-Rueda F - Zookeys (2015)

Bottom Line: Coendouichillus was first described in 2001 by Voss and da Silva, with a range from Amazonian Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru.We conservatively estimate that 17 individuals were photographed, including one juvenile.Being 900 km away from Iquitos, Peru (the site of the closest record), discovery of this species in the Lower Urubamba constitutes a significant range extension.

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Affiliation: Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC 20013-7012.

ABSTRACT
Coendouichillus was first described in 2001 by Voss and da Silva, with a range from Amazonian Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru. Here, we describe an adult female Coendouichillus specimen collected in a Tomahawk trap in the forest canopy of the Lower Urubamba Region of Peru in October 2013. We also describe pathologies and behaviors observed through 379 camera trapping photo events (2,196 photos) gathered in natural canopy bridges over the course of a year (7,198 trap nights), including information on activity period over the course of the day and over the course of the lunar cycle. We conservatively estimate that 17 individuals were photographed, including one juvenile. Being 900 km away from Iquitos, Peru (the site of the closest record), discovery of this species in the Lower Urubamba constitutes a significant range extension.

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Behaviors demonstrated by Coendouichillus: body shaking (a) and body contact between two individuals (b).
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Figure 3: Behaviors demonstrated by Coendouichillus: body shaking (a) and body contact between two individuals (b).

Mentions: There were 379 total camera trapping events (2,196 photos) of Coendouichillus over 7,198 trap nights for a rate of 5.3 events/100 trap nights. To identify the number of individuals captured during these events, we carefully analyzed the photos, using identifying characteristics to distinguish between individuals. Our count of the total number of individuals was conservative, accounting for the possibility that close proximity between bridges and favorable topography would allow individuals to be photographed in more than one bridge. In total, we counted 17 individuals, including one juvenile. While adult males and females were not distinguishable, during 11 of the trapping events, two individuals were recorded together. During five of these events (all in the same bridge), one individual was significantly smaller than the other, suggesting it was a mother and juvenile. During the other six events (in two bridges), both animals seemed to be adults and may have been a male and female (Figures 3b and 7c).


Records of Coendouichillus (Rodentia, Erethizontidae) from the Lower Urubamba Region of Peru.

Gregory T, Lunde D, Zamora-Meza HT, Carrasco-Rueda F - Zookeys (2015)

Behaviors demonstrated by Coendouichillus: body shaking (a) and body contact between two individuals (b).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Behaviors demonstrated by Coendouichillus: body shaking (a) and body contact between two individuals (b).
Mentions: There were 379 total camera trapping events (2,196 photos) of Coendouichillus over 7,198 trap nights for a rate of 5.3 events/100 trap nights. To identify the number of individuals captured during these events, we carefully analyzed the photos, using identifying characteristics to distinguish between individuals. Our count of the total number of individuals was conservative, accounting for the possibility that close proximity between bridges and favorable topography would allow individuals to be photographed in more than one bridge. In total, we counted 17 individuals, including one juvenile. While adult males and females were not distinguishable, during 11 of the trapping events, two individuals were recorded together. During five of these events (all in the same bridge), one individual was significantly smaller than the other, suggesting it was a mother and juvenile. During the other six events (in two bridges), both animals seemed to be adults and may have been a male and female (Figures 3b and 7c).

Bottom Line: Coendouichillus was first described in 2001 by Voss and da Silva, with a range from Amazonian Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru.We conservatively estimate that 17 individuals were photographed, including one juvenile.Being 900 km away from Iquitos, Peru (the site of the closest record), discovery of this species in the Lower Urubamba constitutes a significant range extension.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC 20013-7012.

ABSTRACT
Coendouichillus was first described in 2001 by Voss and da Silva, with a range from Amazonian Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru. Here, we describe an adult female Coendouichillus specimen collected in a Tomahawk trap in the forest canopy of the Lower Urubamba Region of Peru in October 2013. We also describe pathologies and behaviors observed through 379 camera trapping photo events (2,196 photos) gathered in natural canopy bridges over the course of a year (7,198 trap nights), including information on activity period over the course of the day and over the course of the lunar cycle. We conservatively estimate that 17 individuals were photographed, including one juvenile. Being 900 km away from Iquitos, Peru (the site of the closest record), discovery of this species in the Lower Urubamba constitutes a significant range extension.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus