En este trabajo se agregan 151 nuevas localidades de distribución para 20 especies de carnívoros del noroeste argentino: cinco cánidos, nueve félidos, cuatro mustélidos y dos prociónidos. Se agregan tres especies a la fauna conocida de la provincia de Santiago del Estero y dos a la de Jujuy.
Contribution to the knowledge of the distribution of the carnivores of northwestern Argentina. Northwestern Argentina includes the provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, and Santiago del Estero and is a unique area where biotic and abiotic factors have a significant influence on faunal patterns. Most species of carnivores that occur in Argentina are found in this region, with the exception of Speothos venaticus, Oncifelis guigna, Lontra provocax, L. felina, and Conepatus humboldtii. Distributional records were obtained from specimens deposited in systematic collections in Argentina and the United States, as well as from field surveys and personal communication from field workers at collecting localities. One hundred and fifty one new localities for carnivores in northwestern Argentina are presented, and include information on five canids, nine felids, four mustelids and two procyonids. Three species are added to the mammal fauna of the province of Santiago del Estero and two species are added to the mammal fauna of Jujuy province.