The taxonomic status of Oligoryzomys mattogrossae (Allen 1916) (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae), reservoir of Anajatuba hantavirus. (American Museum novitates, no. 3880)

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dc.contributor.author Weksler, Marcelo.
dc.contributor.author Lemos, Elba M. S.
dc.contributor.author D'Andrea, Paulo Sérgio.
dc.contributor.author Bonvicino, Cibele R. (Cibele Rodrigues)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T15:14:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T15:14:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6712
dc.description 32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Species of the cricetid genus Oligoryzomys are found across most Neotropical biomes, and several of them play important roles as natural reservoirs of hantaviruses and arenaviruses. Here we demonstrate that O. mattogrossae, previously considered a junior synonym of O. microtis, is a valid species, and that it is the oldest available name for specimens previously identified as O. fornesi from Brazil and northern Paraguay. Comparative morphology and phylogenetic analyses based on mitochondrial (cytochrome b) and nuclear (intron 7 of beta-fibrinogen) genes show that O. mattogrossae differs from its sister species O. microtis and from other forms of the genus, corroborating previously published karyological data. Oligoryzomys matƠtogrossae occurs in Cerrado and Caatinga habitats throughout central and northeastern Brazil and Paraguay, whereas distribution of O. fornesi is apparently restricted to southern Paraguay and northernmost Argentina. Specimens of O. mattogrossae were found to be the natural reservoir of the Anajatuba genotype of hantavirus in northeastern Brazil. Therefore, continuing efforts to delimit Oligoryzomys species and facilitate their identification are important for zoonotic monitoring. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3880.
dc.subject Oligoryzomys mattogrossae. en_US
dc.subject Muridae. en_US
dc.subject Hantaviruses. en_US
dc.subject Mice as carriers of disease. en_US
dc.subject Brazil. en_US
dc.subject Paraguay. en_US
dc.title The taxonomic status of Oligoryzomys mattogrossae (Allen 1916) (Rodentia, Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae), reservoir of Anajatuba hantavirus. (American Museum novitates, no. 3880) en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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