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Distribution patterns and habitat preferences of medium and large mammals of the order Rodentia in the Carcarañá river basin, Southern Santa Fe province, Argentina

International Journal of Hydrology
Pablo Guillermo Rimoldi


This contribution analyzes the distribution patterns and habitat preferences of wildlife in highly anthropized environments. Considering that the pampas grasslands are one of the most modified natural ecosystems in the world and that both the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Linnaeus, 1766) and the coypu (Myocastor coypus Molina, 1782) have historically been some of the most characteristic mammals of this ecosystem, it is from these two species that the environmental variables that best explain their distribution and affectation will be analyzed.


Argentina, ecology, mammals, Santa Fe