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Morphological and Cytogenetic Analyses of <i>Bibimys labiosus</i> (Winge, 1887) (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae): Implications for its Affinities with the Scapteromyine Group

Pablo Rodrigues Gonçalves, João Alves de Oliveira, Margaret Oliveira Corrêa and Leila Maria Pessôa

in Mammalian Diversification

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780520098534
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916098 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0007
Morphological and Cytogenetic Analyses of Bibimys labiosus (Winge, 1887) (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae): Implications for its Affinities with the Scapteromyine Group

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This chapter examines the systematic affinities of Bibimys labiosus using morphological and cytological data. It explains that this bizarre species of sigmodontine rodent was first described in 1887 but was not recaptured until the 1990s. The chapter analyzes historical and newly collected specimens, and suggests that Bibimys labiosus is a valid species but the placement of Bibimys within the Tribe Scapteromyini is problematic given the degree of divergence between this and other scapteromyine genera.

Keywords: Bibimys labiosus; systematic affinities; sigmodontine rodent; Tribe Scapteromyini; scapteromyine genera

Chapter.  9230 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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