A new species of marmoset in the south-west of Para State in Brazil
Posted on : 10 Jan 2020Views: 625
- A new species of marmoset (Monkey) has been discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil in an area of the Amazon that has suffered extensive illegal logging and agricultural incursion.
- The new species of marmoset was found at Tapajos River.
- The region where the marmoset was discovered is “one of the main fronts of forest destruction within the ‘arc of deforestation’, a region infamously characterised by fast, intense and disordered conversion of forests to pastoral and agricultural land and human settlements.
- The new species has been named Mico munduruku after the Munduruku Amerindians who live in the area where the monkey was discovered.
- Mico munduruku occurs only within an area in south-western Pará State, Brazil.
- The marmosets' markings and pigmentation were the first characteristics distinguishing them from others in their genus. Aside from having a white tail, the individuals displayed a beige-yellowish back, white hands, white feet, and white forearms with a beige-yellowish patch on their elbow.
- Their DNA was the second difference.
- Genomes show they are closely related but separate from other known Amazonian marmosets.
Article Related Questions
A new species of marmoset has been recently discovered in which part of the world?
Right Ans : Brazil