Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Cheracebus (Callicebinae, Pitheciidae)

Carneiro, J ORCID:, Sampaio, I, Lima, T, Silva-Júnior, J de S, Farias, I, Hrbek, T, Valsecchi, J, Boubli, JP ORCID: and Schneider, H 2020, 'Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Cheracebus (Callicebinae, Pitheciidae)' , American Journal of Primatology, 82 (9) , e23167.

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Access Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Carneiro, J, Sampaio, I, Lima, T, et al. Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Cheracebus (Callicebinae, Pitheciidae). Am J Primatol. 2020;e23167, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.


Cheracebus is a new genus of New World primate of the family Pitheciidae, subfamily Callicebinae. Until recently, Cheracebus was classified as the torquatus species group of the genus Callicebus. The genus Cheracebus has six species: C. lucifer, C. lugens, C. regulus, C. medemi, C. torquatus, and C. purinus, which are all endemic to the Amazon biome. Before the present study, there had been no conclusive interpretation of the phylogenetic relationships among most of the Cheracebus species. The present study tests the monophyly of the genus and investigates the relationships among the different Cheracebus species, based on DNA sequencing of 16 mitochondrial and nuclear markers. The phylogenetic analyses were based on Maximum Likelihood, Bayesian Inference, and multispecies coalescent approaches. The divergence times and genetic distances between the Cheracebus taxa were also estimated. The analyses confirmed the monophyly of the genus and a well-supported topology, with the following arrangement: ((C. torquatus, C. lugens), (C. lucifer (C. purinus, C. regulus))). A well-differentiated clade was also identified within part of the geographic range of C. lugens, which warrants further investigation to confirm its taxonomic status. [Abstract copyright: © 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLC.]

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Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1098-2345 **Article IDs: pubmed: 32652664 **History: accepted 13-04-2020; revised 06-04-2020; submitted 18-12-2019
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Primatology
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0275-2565
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Funders: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico.
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Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2020 07:53
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