Contributions to the mammalogy of Chile

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Collections of mammals were made during more than three years of biological investigations in Chile sponsored by the Corporación Nacional Forestal under the aegis of the Peace Corps (Smithsonian Environmental Program). Genera and species hitherto unreported for that country were taken and many useful data concerning distributional patterns of other (mostly little-known) species were gathered. These collections have also proved valuable in better understanding Chilean mammals from a taxonomic point of view and contribute knowledge of the species' natural history. Specimens are to be deposited in the (United States) National Museum of Natural History (USNM) or are to be retained by the Corporación Nacional Forestal, Avda, Bulnes 285, Depto. 401, Santiago.

Numbers provided below are field numbers. A final division of specimens between the two institutions has not yet been made. A number of specimens reported here were not taken by Peace Corps personnel but have been obtained by the National Museum of Natural History from other sources. Specimens in the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) were used in making comparisons. Some of Fulk's (GWF) specimens are at Texas Tech University. Other are at the Servicio Agricola y Ganadero in Santiago (as are specimens of some introduced species taken by Schamberger). Reise's (DF) are at the Universidad de Chile-Concepción and in his personal collection.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Contributions to the mammalogy of Chile
Series title Mammalia
DOI 10.1515/mamm.1979.43.3.339
Volume 43
Issue 3
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher Laboratoire de zoologie des mammifères
Publisher location Paris
Description 38 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Mammalia
First page 339
Last page 376
Country Chile
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