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The Munduruku marmoset: a new monkey species from southern Amazonia

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Costa-Araujo, Rodrigo [1, 2] ; de Melo, Fabiano R. [3, 4] ; Canale, Gustavo Rodrigues [5] ; Hernandez-Rangel, Sandra M. [1] ; Messias, Mariluce Rezende [6] ; Rossi, Rogerio Vieira [7] ; Silva, Felipe E. [8, 9] ; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Nazareth [10] ; Nash, Stephen D. [11] ; Boubli, Jean P. [8] ; Farias, Izeni Pires [1] ; Hrbek, Tomas [1]
Total Authors: 12
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[1] Univ Fed Amazonas, Dept Genet, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[2] Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Posgrad Ecol, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Vicosa, Dept Engn Florestal, Vicosa, MG - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Goias, Unidade Acad Especial Ciencias Biol, Jatai, Go - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Mato Grosso, ICNHS, CUS, NEBAM, Sinop, MG - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Rondonia, Dept Biol, Porto Velho, Rondonia - Brazil
[7] Univ Fed Mato Grosso, Inst Biociencias, Dept Biol & Zool, Cuiaba, MG - Brazil
[8] Univ Salford, Sch Environm & Life Sci, Manchester, Lancs - England
[9] Inst Desenvolvimento Sustentavel Mamiraua, Ecovert, Tefe, Amazonas - Brazil
[10] Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Colecao Mamiferos, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[11] SUNY Stony Brook, Dept Anat Sci, Stony Brook, NY 11794 - USA
Total Affiliations: 11
Document type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ; v. 7, JUL 25 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Although the Atlantic Forest marmosets (Callithrix spp.) are among the best studied Neotropical primates, the Amazonian marmosets (Callibella humilis, Cebuella spp. and Mico spp.) are much less well-known. Even species diversity and distributions are yet to be properly determined because field data and materials currently available in scientific collections do not allow comprehensive taxonomic studies of Amazonian marmosets. From 2015 to 2018, we conducted 10 expeditions in key-areas within southern Amazonia where little or no information on marmosets was available. In one such region-the Tapajos-Jamanxim interfluve-we recorded marmosets with a distinctive pelage pigmentation pattern suggesting they could represent a new species. We tested this hypothesis using an integrative taxonomic framework that included phylogenomic data (ddRAD sequences), pelage pigmentation characters, and distribution records. We found that the marmosets of the northern Tapajos-Jamanxim interfluve have unique states in pelage pigmentation characters, form a Glade (100% support) in our Bayesian and Maximum-Likelihood phylogenies, and occur in an area isolated from other taxa by rivers. The integration of these lines of evidence leads us to describe a new marmoset species in the genus Mico, named after the Munduruku Amerindians of the Tapajos-Jamanxim interfluve, southwest of Para State, Brazil. (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