Filling a gap in Andean Cat Leopardus jacobita (Cornalia, 1865) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) distribution range: new record in La Rioja province, Argentina

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Cintia Gisele Tellaeche
María de las Mercedes Guerisoli
Constanza Napolitano
Dante Luis Di Nucci
Juan Ignacio Reppucci


A pelt of an Andean Cat specimen was discovered in La Rioja Province, Argentina, a region with no previous data recorded, located in a large distribution gap between the two currently identified evolutionarily significant units (ESU).  This new record not only improves our knowledge about the species distribution but can also provide relevant genetic information for a better understanding of the relationship between the two ESU.

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Tellaeche, C.G., Guerisoli, M. de las M., Napolitano, C., Di Nucci, D.L. and Reppucci, J.I. 2020. Filling a gap in Andean Cat Leopardus jacobita (Cornalia, 1865) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) distribution range: new record in La Rioja province, Argentina. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 2 (Feb. 2020), 15276–15278. DOI:


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