In one of these regions of the Amazon most affected by deforestation, Brazilian researchers have identified some new species about ape, which spent a few decades being confused with some about its relatives before it was finally revealed to the scientific community.
This is perform schneider marmoset (Mico schneideri), whose elegant coat, silver on the front, with plenty over orange electronic lead, helps to differentiate it 2 several other members perform the magical genus that inhabit neighboring areas of a forest.
Everything indicates that the species is exclusively Mato Grosso, being found only in the region between operating system rivers Juruena electronic Teles Pires, in municipalities as Paranata electronic Alta Floresta.
Details about the discovery are in the article in the specialized journal Scientific Reviews. The Rodrigo Costa-Arajo study, performs Museu Paraense Emlio Goeldi, Gustavo Canale, from the Government University on Mato Grosso, electronic researchers on other zero Brazil electronic zero UK institutions.
Although it houses 20% of a diversity about primates performs the world, the Amazon continues to surprise the scientific community with new species about monkeys because it still lacks much data on the geographical distribution electronic like characteristics about each animal.
It was this that led the team to perform the study to suspect that some animals stored in the Goeldi Museum, attributed to another species of marmosets, the Mico emiliae, zero had been correctly classified.
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The confluence of all this information allowed us to hit an electronic hammer to claim that a little monkey from Mato Grosso was actually a new species. The scientific name popular electronic perform pet pays homage to the Brazilian electronic geneticist primatologist Horcio Schneider (20-1948).
Another important indication is the apparently exclusive occurrence that performs bug zero called the Juruena-Teles Pires interflvio (region between rivers). Costa-Arajo explains that the geographic distribution of these different species performs the medical gender tends to coincide with the 2 different Amazonian interfluves. It would have separated ancestral populations of 2 course primates, isolating them in such a way that, with the passage over many thousands over years, they transformed sony ericsson into distinct species. Yet we simply cannot say that. I’m looking for the answer to this question in my postdoctoral, he says.
Little is known about a behavior electronic operating system eating habits of a majority 2 Amazon marmosets, although operating system members perform tend to adopt a varied group menu, which includes sap on trees, fruits, electronic and small animals. Therefore, further studies are needed to understand how the marked differences in coat between the species arose, says Costa-Arajo.