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In search of a meaningful classification for Amazonian marmosets: Should dwarf marmosets be considered Mico congenerics?

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Silva, Felipe E. [1, 2] ; Costa-Araujo, Rodrigo [3, 4] ; Boubli, Jean P. [1] ; Santana, Marcelo I. [5] ; Franco, Caetano L. B. [2] ; Bertuol, Fabricio [3] ; Nunes, Hermano [6] ; Silva-Junior, Jose de Souza [7] ; Farias, Izeni [3] ; Hrbek, Tomas [3]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Salford, Sch Environm & Life Sci, Salford, Lancs - England
[2] Inst Desenvolvimento Sustentavel Mamiraua, Tefe - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Amazonas, Lab Evolucao & Genet Anim LEGAL, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[4] Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Programa Posgrad Ecol, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[5] Univ Brasilia, Fac Agron & Med Vet, Campus Univ Darcy Ribeiro, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
[6] Escola Estadual Ensino Medio Prof Olivina Olivia, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba - Brazil
[7] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Coordenacao Zool, Belem, Para - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA; v. 47, n. 2, p. 133-143, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The criteria to classify the diversity of Neotropical Primates have recently taken the discussion boards due to the reappraisal on the phylogenetic relationship of some groups. Such controversial and arbitrary decisions, however, can hamper conservation actions in as much as it becomes difficult to prioritise and set meaningful targets. It is the case for dwarf marmosets from central Amazonia. Today, the classification of dwarf marmosets in Mico or Callibella genus has not been satisfactorily settled. Aiming to contribute to the taxonomic and conservation assessment of dwarf marmosets, we conducted new data collection during 3-year fieldwork in the AripuanA River, where the species was discovered. We present the first phylogenomic analysis of the evolutionary relationships between marmosets, new data from mitochondrial DNA and morphology, as well new records to clarify geographic distribution. With this new evidence, we support dwarf marmosets as the genus Callibella. We further discuss the implications for the conservation of this marmoset. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants