A new record of <em>Pseudoryzomys simplex</em> (Winge, 1887) (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) in the Mineira Forest Zone, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Check List 15(4): 641-643, doi: 10.15560/15.4.641
A new record of Pseudoryzomys simplex (Winge, 1887) (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) in the Mineira Forest Zone, Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoMichel Barros Faria, Lizandra Regina Bigai§, Rayque de Oliveira Lanes|
‡ Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Carangola, Brazil§ Museu de Zoologia da Zona da Mata Mineira, Carangola, Brazil| Departamento de genética, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Abstract

Pseudoryzomys simplex (Winge, 1887) is a widely distributed rodent in South America, yet it is difficult to capture. In Brazil, it occurs in open areas such as the Chaco, Cerrado, and Caatinga. In the present study, using analyses of owl pellets, we extend the distribution of this species by more than 400 km to southeastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. This is the first record in the state from the Atlantic Forest and the first record from the municipality of Carangola, which has a Semidecidual Seasonal Forest phytophysiognomy.

Keywords
Geographical distribution, false Oryzomys, Orizomyini, owl pellets, skull, tooth