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First record of Pseudoryzomys simplex (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae) in a flooded area of the Pantanal, Brazil

By R. W. Wolf, R. V. Rossi, M. Aragona and D. M. Aguiar


Abstract Pseudoryzomys simplex is a small to medium sized terrestrial rodent confined to lowland open areas with strong seasonal rainfall throughout the Chaco, Cerrado and Caatinga. Despite its extensive range, the species is difficult to trap. In this report we provide the first record of P. simplex in the Pantanal, where three specimens were collected in a pasture of exotic grass. The specimens are morpometrically similar to the population from Paraguay (Chaco). In this sense, our report shows how interesting a taxonomic review of the species would be to better understand the real significance of the geographic variation herein observed

Topics: false Oryzomys, geographic distribution, Pantanal wetland, Science, Q, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Zoology, QL1-991, Botany, QK1-989
Publisher: Instituto Internacional de Ecologia
DOI identifier: 10.1590/1519-6984.09015
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