An Introduction to the Genus <i>Bibitnys</i> (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae): Phylogenetic Position and Alpha Taxonomy

Guillermo D’Elia, Ulyses F. J. Pardiñas and Philip Myers

in Mammalian Diversification

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780520098534
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916098 | DOI:
An Introduction to the Genus Bibitnys (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae): Phylogenetic Position and Alpha Taxonomy

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This chapter considers the position of the genus Bibimys relative other sigmodontine rodents. It analyzes mitochondrial DNA sequences and provides evidence against the inclusion of Bibimys within the Scapteromini. The chapter also questions the validity of the three species currently assigned to Bibimys and stresses the need for continued taxonomic, systematic, and phylogenetic analysis of Neotropical sigmodontine rodents.

Keywords: Bibimys; sigmodontine rodents; mitochondrial DNA sequences; Scapteromini; phylogenetic analysis; systematic analysis; taxonomic analysis

Chapter.  9574 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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