Primeros registros de leucismo en la ardilla de nuca blanca Simosciurus nebouxii (Rodentia: Sciuridae) en la ciudad de Lima, Perú

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anomalía cromática
fauna urbana
color abnormality
urban fauna

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Lajo Salazar, R. L., Montes Aliaga, D., & Vilchez, A. (2021). Primeros registros de leucismo en la ardilla de nuca blanca Simosciurus nebouxii (Rodentia: Sciuridae) en la ciudad de Lima, Perú. Mammalogy Notes, 7(1), 196.
Recibido 2020-11-19
Aceptado 2021-02-12
Publicado 2021-04-03


El leucismo es una anomalía cromática que se presenta en una amplia variedad de mamíferos y otros vertebrados, aunque de manera poco frecuente. Los reportes de ardillas arborícolas con esta condición se han hecho en especies de Asia, Norteamérica y Europa, pero para especies de ardillas neotropicales son casi inexistentes. Esta nota reporta la ocurrencia de leucismo en ardillas de nuca blanca que habitan las áreas verdes de tres distritos de la ciudad de Lima, siendo necesarios futuros estudios genéticos y poblacionales para determinar su causa.


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