A new species of Andean mouse of the genus Thomasomys (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae) from the eastern Andes of Ecuador

 

 

 

Título: A new species of Andean mouse of the genus Thomasomys (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae) from the eastern Andes of Ecuador.
Identificador de recurso: https://vertebrate-zoology.arphahub.com
Fecha: 2022-05-25
Autor: Lee Jr., Thomas E.; Tinoco, Nicolás; Brito, Jorge.
Otros colaboradores:  
Editorial: Vertebrate Zoology
Derechos: Acceso Abierto

 

Descripción
We name and describe a new species of Andean mouse from the eastern slope of the Andes of central Ecuador (Sangay National Park). This rodent is large-bodied (head-body length 167–184 mm) inhabiting the wet montane forest between 3,400–3,900 m in elevation. A molecular phylogeny based on mitochondrial genes resolved the new species as a member of the “aureus” group, closely related to an undescribed species from north Ecuador. This finding increases the diversity of Thomasomys to 48 species, of which 18 species inhabit Ecuador. In addition, the species described herein is the largest species of the genus described in Ecuador.
Claves Montane forest, RodentiaThomasomyini
Relación e-ISSN: 2625-8498
Cobertura EC

 

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Volumen 72
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Fuente https://doi.org/10.3897/vz.72.e78219
Descarga https://doi.org/10.3897/vz.72.e78219