CIGEOBIO   24054
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE LA GEOSFERA Y BIOSFERA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
PRIMEROS REGISTROS DE LEUCISMO EN PEQUEÑOS MAMÍFEROS (ORDEN RODENTIA) PARA ARGENTINA.
Autor/es:
PEREZ MAURICIO; BENINATO VERONICA; BORGHI CARLOS; RIVERO GUSTAVO; GIANNONI STELLA
Revista:
Therya
Editorial:
Asociación Mexicana de Mastozoología C. A.
Referencias:
Año: 2020 vol. 1 p. 62 - 66
ISSN:
2007-3364
Resumen:
Leucism appears in various groups of vertebrates, although it is rare in mammals. For Argentina, we do not know of any documentedregistry for small rodents. The objective of our work is to report the first cases of leucism in cricetid rodents in the Puna Desert of Argentina.Field work was carried out in the Multiple Use Provincial Reserve Don Carmelo (San Juan, Argentina), located in the Puna Desert. The animalswere captured in 9 grids formed by 36 Sherman-type traps, established in plots located between 3.100 and 3.300 m, in the years 2013-2014.We recorded 6 cases of leucism in 3 species of cricetids: Eligmodontia sp. (n = 3), Abrothrix andina (n = 2), and Phyllotis xanthopygus (n = 1). Thiswork represents the first report of cases of leucism in small mammals from Argentina. The cases in the studied population could be due to thelow gene flow imposed by the high environmental severity of an extreme desert, probably related to genetic causes derived from climatic andecological factors, as these are non-anthropized environments.Key words: Cricetids; leucism; pigment disorder; Puna Desert; rodents