ESR 3:313-320 (2007)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00059

Update on the distribution of the Andean cat Oreailurus jacobita and the pampas cat Lynchailurus colocolo in Peru

E. Daniel Cossíos1,*, Analí Madrid2, José Luis Condori3, Ursula Fajardo4

1Département de Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montréal H3C 3J7, Canada
2Perú Ecológico, Urb. Los Girasoles de Huampaní Mzna, OHB Lote 2, Lima 08, Peru
3Calle J. Santos Atahualpa E-3 Cerro Colorado, Arequipa, Peru
4Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de San Marcos, Av. Arenales 1256, Jesús María, Lima 14, Peru

ABSTRACT: We review the current distribution of the Andean cat Oreailurus jacobita and the pampas cat Lynchailurus colocolo in Peru and present 30 new records of the Andean cat and 268 of the pampas cat between the years 2001 and 2006. In addition, we evaluate the presence of the Andean cat from interviews with local inhabitants. These new records extend the known Andean cat distribution an extra 892 km northwest and show that pampas cats occupy a great diversity of habitats throughout the Peruvian coast and Andes.


KEY WORDS: Andean cat · Distribution · Pampas cat · Peru


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Cite this article as: Cossíos ED, Madrid A, Condori JL, Fajardo U (2007) Update on the distribution of the Andean cat Oreailurus jacobita and the pampas cat Lynchailurus colocolo in Peru. Endang Species Res 3:313-320. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00059

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