In search of a meaningful classification for Amazonian marmosets : should dwarf marmosets be considered Mico congenerics?

Silva, FE ORCID:, Costa-Araújo, R, Boubli, JP ORCID:, Santana, MI, Franco, CLB, Bertuol, F, Nunes, H, de Souza Silva-Júnior, J, Farias, I and Hrbek, T 2018, 'In search of a meaningful classification for Amazonian marmosets : should dwarf marmosets be considered Mico congenerics?' , Zoologica Scripta, 47 (2) , pp. 133-143.

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The criteria to classify the diversity of Neotropical Primates have recently taken the discussion boards due to the reappraisal on the phylogenetic relationship of some groups. Such controversial and arbitrary decisions, however, can hamper conservation actions in as much as it becomes difficult to prioritise and set meaningful targets. It is the case for dwarf marmosets from central Amazonia. Today, the classification of dwarf marmosets in Mico or Callibella genus has not been satisfactorily settled. Aiming to contribute to the taxonomic and conservation assessment of dwarf marmosets, we conducted new data collection during 3-year fieldwork in the Aripuanã River, where the species was discovered. We present the first phylogenomic analysis of the evolutionary relationships between marmosets, new data from mitochondrial DNA and morphology, as well new records to clarify geographic distribution. With this new evidence, we support dwarf marmosets as the genus Callibella. We further discuss the implications for the conservation of this marmoset.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Zoologica Scripta
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0300-3256
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Funders: Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas, Conservation International, Idea Wild, NSF, FAPESP, Primate Inc, IPS, Conservation Leadership Program, CNPq/FAPEAM SISBIOTA
Depositing User: Prof JP Boubli
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 10:31
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 22:51

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