Marmosops (Sciophanes) marina, Ferreira & Oliveira & Lima-Silva & Rossi, 2020

Ferreira, Claudilívia, Oliveira, Ana Cristina Mendes De, Lima-Silva, Luan Gabriel & Rossi, Rogério Vieira, 2020, Taxonomic review of the slender mouse opossums of the “ Parvidens ” group from Brazil (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae: Marmosops), with description of a new species, Zootaxa 4890 (2), pp. 201-233: 208-221

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Marmosops (Sciophanes) marina
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Marmosops (Sciophanes) marina   sp. nov.

Holotype. UFMT 4078 (field number RVR 62; Figures 3 View FIGURE 3 and 4A View FIGURE 4 ) consists of skin and skull of an adult male in good condition, collected in pitfall-trap on 07 May 2014 by Rogério Vieira Rossi at Fazenda São José , Alta Floresta , Mato Grosso, Brazil (09º37’36”S, 56º04’46”W), on the right bank of the Teles Pires River . The specimen is deposited in the Coleção Zoológica da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil. GoogleMaps  

Type locality. Fazenda São José (09º37’36”S, 56º04’46”W), right bank of Rio Teles Pires, municipality of Alta Floresta, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil GoogleMaps   .

Paratype. Five other specimens in addition to the holotype are here designated as paratypes. UFMT 4074, UFMT 4081 (field numbers RVR 24 and RVR 95, respectively), adult males preserved as skin, skull and skeleton, collected by R. V. R. in May 2014 in Fazenda São José (09º37’36”S, 56º04’46”W), Alta Floresta, right bank of Rio Teles Pires, Mato Grosso, Brazil GoogleMaps   ; UFMT 1427, UFMT 1501 (field numbers UTP 621 and UTP 186, respectively), adult males preserved as skin and skull, and UFMT 1421 (field number UTP 59), adult female preserved as skin and skull, collected by T. S. Santos-Júnior and M. Aragona in the municipality of Jacareacanga, state of Pará, Brazil   . All paratypes are deposited in the Coleção Zoológica da Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil   .

Geographic distribution. Marmosops marina   occurs south of the Amazon River and on the west bank of the Xingu River, extending west to the state of Rondônia (Antônio Mujica Nava Ecological Station) and south to the municipality of Comodoro, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil ( Figure 5 View FIGURE 5 )   .

Diagnosis. Dorsal coloration usually grayish-brown; tail length (120–161 mm) greater than head and body length (64–128 mm); venter generally white, with lateral bands of gray based and white-tipped hair varying from narrow to wide, joined or not on the throat and generally not extended to the inner surface of the hind limbs; lac-rimal foramen usually exposed in lateral view; supraoccipital with slightly convex shape in dorsal view; M3 with anterior and posterior portions of the stylar shelf labially projected in the same proportion (in occlusal view); upper molars with anterolabial cingulum and preprotocrista usually united, forming a continuous but narrow shelf along the anterior margin of the tooth crown; metaconule of the upper molars (between the metacone and the protocone) well developed; and talonid of the m4 usually tricuspid.

Morphological description. Marmosops marina   has a head and body length (HBL) varying from 64 to 128 mm and longer tail (LT: 120–161 mm; Tables 4 View TABLE 4 and 5 View TABLE 5 ); dorsal hairs 5–10 mm long; dorsal fur smooth, usually grayish-brown (66.5%, n=166; Figure 4A View FIGURE 4 ), being slightly lighter laterally; rostrum light brown with some pale red and gray hairs, lighter than the top of the head; blackish mask around the eyes with posterior portion generally in-conspicuous (70.5%, n=78); cheeks with white and/or white and gray-based and white-tipped hairs; hands covered dorsally by whitish hairs; tail bicolor (dark dorsal and paler in the ventral region) with dorsal coloration generally grayish dark brown (70.5%, n=163); tail scales arranged in a spiral, each with three hairs inserted in the posterior margin; the central hair of the triplet clearly thicker and more pigmented than the lateral ones; venter usually white (72.1%, n=165; cream = 27.9%), with lateral bands of gray-based and white-tipped hairs ranging from narrow to wide, joining or not on the throat and generally not extending to the inner surface of the hind limbs (except in UFPA-M 1402; MZUSP: M 97056 View Materials , APC 231, COM 127, PEV 792 and UFMT: MOA-ARIP 41, in which lateral bands of gray-based hairs join on the chest; and UFMT 2966, 2972, in which lateral bands of gray-based hairs join on both chest and throat); hands with spoon shaped lateral carpal tubercle in adult males.

Craniodentally, M. marina   exhibits zygomatic process of the squamosal widely overlapped dorsally by the jugal; lacrimal foramina usually (91.5%, n=177) exposed in lateral view (except in UFPA-M 1458; UFMT 1310, 1508, 3563, 3590, UFMT: MOA-ARIP 40; UNEMAT: MSF1912; MZUSP: 3TP 74, 3TP 75, 4TP 10, TPPC 49, TPPC 53, MSAMPP 35, MASAS 113, M 976271); supraorbital margin slightly rounded with a non-prominent crest; long nasal bones (extending slightly behind the lacrimal), usually wider posteriorly than anteriorly (67.2%, n=167); supraoccipital with slightly convex shape in dorsal view (except UFPA-M 983, 985, 991, 996, 1001, 1008); paraoc-cipital process generally long and narrow (79.2%, n=168); ventral surface of the tympanic process of alisphenoid usually oval (74.7%, n=162); cochlear fenestrae exposed in ventral view (except in UFMT 742, 1427, 1501, 1502, 4032; MZUSP: 3TP 11, 3TP 23, 3TP 27, 3TP 74, 3TP 75, TPA 036, TPPC 051, MJ 32); palatine fenestrae absent, but diminutive perforations in the palatine and/or maxillary bones may be present (e.g. UFPA-M 1452; MPEG 38391, 38424, MPEG: JUR 045; UFMT 1360, 1420, 1430, 3563); C1 with anterior and posterior accessory cusps in males and females; M3 with anterior and posterior portions of the stylar shelf labially projected in the same proportion (in occlusal view); upper molars with preprotocrista and anterolabial cingulum usually united (68.3%, n=177), form-ing a continuous but narrow shelf along the anterior margin of the tooth crown; metaconule of the upper molars well developed; lower canine (c1) premolariform (with posterior accessory cusp), generally subequal in higher to p1 (66.7%, n=174); m2 paraconid usually higher than the m1 entoconid (85%, n= 74; except in UFPA-M 983, 985, 996, 1509, 1594, 1664; MPEG 10020, 38395, 39722; MPEG: SPM 05, 28, 31; MZUSP: 3TP 12, 11, 75, TPPC 53; UFMT 1430, 1358, 3549, 3574, 3635; UNEMAT: MSF 1912, 1916, 1921, 1958); and m4 talonid usually tricuspid (70.4%, n=176).

Geographic variation. Student´s t tests showed that females from the right margin of the Tapajós River exhibit larger WM2, Lm4, Wm2, and smaller NL, while males exhibit larger MTR, WM2, LTB, TBO, WET, and smaller PPB, BRC, LIB, and ZB ( Table S4 View TABLE 4 ). No geographic variation was observed in the pelage color of M. marina   .

Comparisons with M. parvidens   and other species of the “Parvidens” group ( Table 6). Externally, M. marina   differs from M. parvidens   , M. pinheiroi   (s.s.) and M. woodalli   by exhibiting longer dorsal fur (8 mm long, on average, versus 6.9 a 7.6 mm); lateral bands of gray-based hairs on the venter ranging from narrow to wide, which may or may not join on the throat and generally do not extend to the inner surface of the hind limbs ( Figure 4A View FIGURE 4 ), ver-sus usually absent in M. parvidens   , whose venter is covered by a continuous band of cream hair that extends along the inner surface of the anterior and posterior limbs ( Figure 4B View FIGURE 4 ); wide and usually joined on the throat, not extending to the inner surface of the hind limbs in M. pinheiroi   (s.s.; Figure 4C View FIGURE 4 ); and narrow and irregularly arranged, which may or may not join on the throat and/or mid-chest and usually do not extend to the inner surface of the hind limbs in M. woodalli   ( Figure 4D View FIGURE 4 ). It also differs from M. parvidens   and M. woodalli   by exhibiting usually grayish-brown dorsal fur ( Figure 4A View FIGURE 4 ), versus slightly reddish brown in the former ( Figure 4B View FIGURE 4 ) and usually dark brown in latter ( Figure 4D View FIGURE 4 ); and ventral coloration usually white ( Figure 4A View FIGURE 4 ), versus cream in M. parvidens   ( Figure 4B View FIGURE 4 ), and white in M. woodalli   ( Figure 4D View FIGURE 4 ). It also differs from M. pinheiroi   (s.s.) and M. woodalli   by exhibiting usually inconspicuous facial mask around the eyes (versus blackish and conspicuous mask that extends to the posterior corner of the eye; Table 6). Finally, it also differs from M. pinheiroi   (s.s.) by exhibiting larger ear and a smaller foot, on average ( Tables 4 View TABLE 4 and 5 View TABLE 5 ).

Craniodentally, M. marina   differs from M. parvidens   , M. pinheiroi   (s.s.) and M. woodali   by exhibiting lacrimal foramina usually exposed in lateral view, versus always exposed in M. pinheiroi   (s.s.), and exposed or not in M. woodalli   and M. parvidens   ; well-developed (versus underdeveloped) metaconule on upper molars ( Figure 6 View FIGURE 6 A–B); and preprotocrista and anterolabial cingulum of upper molars usually united, forming a continuous and narrow shelf along the anterior margin of crown of the upper molars ( Figure 7A View FIGURE 7 ), versus forming a continuous and broader shelf in M. parvidens   ( Figure 7B View FIGURE 7 ), and not forming a continuous shelf in the other two species ( Figure 7C View FIGURE 7 ). It also differs from M. parvidens   and M. woodalli   by exhibiting tympanic process of the alisphenoid with usually oval ventral surface, versus usually globose in M. parvidens   , and variable in M. woodalli   . Marmosops marina   can also be discriminated from M. parvidens   by not exhibiting a small accessory cusp between the metaconid and the entoconid of lower molars ( Figure 8 View FIGURE 8 A–B). It also differs from M. pinheiroi   (s.s.) by exhibiting larger ear and a smaller foot, on average ( Tables 4 View TABLE 4 and 5 View TABLE 5 ); and talonid of m4 usually tricuspid (versus usually bicuspid). Finally, it differs from M. woodalli   by exhibiting wider nasals (see LN, Tables 4 View TABLE 4 and 5 View TABLE 5 ); supraoccipital slightly (versus rounded and markedly) convex ( Figures 9 View FIGURE 9 A–B); and anterior and posterior stylar portions of M3 projected labially in the same proportion (versus posterior portion more projected labially than anterior portion; Figures 6 View FIGURE 6 A–B).

Habitats and sympatry. Marmosops marina   occurs in several ecoregions (sensu Olson et al. 2001), including Humid Forests of Tapajós/Xingu, Dry Tropical Forests of Mato Grosso, Dry Forests of Chiquitania, Humid Forests of Madeira/Tapajós, Humid Forests of Purus/Madeira, and Cerrado. According to tag information, two specimens (MPEG 3951, 39752) collected in Vitória do Xingu, state of Pará, Brazil, were associated to open ombrophilous for-est with vines, as well as a specimen collected in Serra do Expedito, Aripuanã, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil (UFMT: MOA-ARIP 41). One specimen collected in Palito, on the right bank of the Tapajós River (UFPA-M 1622), was captured in riparian forest. The species occurs in sympatry with M. noctivagus   in the north, northeast and southwest of the state of Mato Grosso (Alta Floresta, Cotriguaçu, and Comodoro), and southeast of the state of Rondônia (Chupinguaia). It also occurs sympatrically with M. bishopi   in the southwest of the state of Pará (Jacareacanga) and north of the state of Mato Grosso (Paranaíta and Alta Floresta, on the left and right banks of the Teles Pires River).

Natural history data. Mammary formula 4–1–4 = 9. Reproductive and lactating females were recorded in March, April and July in the municipalities of Cláudia (Mato Grosso state), Chupinguaia (Rondônia state) and Jaca-reacanga (Pará state), Brazil.

Etymology. The name given to this species honors Marina Silva (Maria Osmarina Marina Silva Vaz de Lima   ), an historian, environmentalist, former Senator and former Minister of the Environment in Brazil, who is known worldwide for her journey and struggle in defending the Amazon Rainforest. A noun in apposition.

Specimens examined (n=345). BRAZIL — Mato Grosso: Alta Floresta, Parque Cristalino 9°36’S, 55°57’W, 13 M, 5 F ( UNEMAT: MSF 1899 View Materials , 1900 View Materials , 1901 View Materials , 1903 View Materials , 1904 View Materials , 1912 View Materials , 1916 View Materials , 1918 View Materials , 1921 View Materials , 1933 View Materials , 1936 View Materials , 1945 View Materials , 1957 View Materials , 1958 View Materials , 1964 View Materials , 1966 View Materials , 1980 View Materials ; UFMT 4032) GoogleMaps   ; Alta Floresta, Fazenda São José , 09º37’36”S, 56º04’46”W, 3 M ( UFMT 4054, 4081 [paratype], 4078 [holotype]) GoogleMaps   ; Aripuanã, 10º10’S, 59º27’W, 3 M, 3 F ( MZUSP: APC 191, 198 View Materials , 231 View Materials , 236 View Materials ; 252, 266) GoogleMaps   ; Aripuanã, Salto de Dardanelos , 10º09’40”S, 59º26’50”W, 3 M ( UFMT 742, 590; UFMT: MOA-ARIP 40) GoogleMaps   ; Aripuanã, Serra do Expedito , 10º04’19”S, 59º29’19”W, 1 M ( UFMT: MOA-ARIP 41) GoogleMaps   ; Comodoro, LT Madeira, 13º42’12”S, 60º26’16”W, 9 M ( MZUSP: N3-06 View Materials , 07 View Materials ; M3-001, 002, 003, 006, 014; MSB 10 View Materials ; MDL 05) GoogleMaps   ; Colniza, 8°54’S, 59°7’W, 1 M ( UFMT 1875) GoogleMaps   ; Claudia, 11º35’S, 55º10’W, 6 F, 3 M, 3? ( MZUSP: M 07021 View Materials , 97021 View Materials , 97056 View Materials , 097069 View Materials , 976271 View Materials , 976273 View Materials , 968581 View Materials , 968586 View Materials ; PEV 0872, 0873, 0792, 0793) GoogleMaps   ; Claudia, Fazenda Continental, 11º25’07”S 55º19’42”W, 4 M, 1 F ( UFMT 3406, 3425, 3434, 3440, 3442, UFMT: TS 11) GoogleMaps   ; Cotriguaçu, Fazenda São Nicolau, 9º50’S, 58º15’W, 20 M, 2 F, 26? ( UFMT 1352, 1354, 1358-1360, 3514-3517, 3520, 3521, 3524, 3526, 3529-3531, 3538, 3542, 3543, 3544, 3548, 3549, 3550, 3553, 3556, 3560, 3563, 3566, 3567, 3572-3574, 3576, 3577, 3580, 3590, 3591, 3596, 3598, 3612, 3613, 3615, 3616, 3624, 3627, 3635, 3636, UFMT: MSN 39) GoogleMaps   ; Itaúba, UHE Colíder ( Rio Teles Pires ), 11º9’S, 55º34’W, 3 M, 1 F ( MZUSP: COM 88 View Materials , 127 View Materials , 248 View Materials , 252 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Juara, PCH São João da Barra , 10˚20’S, 57˚40’W, 1 F ( UFMT 1349)   ; Juruena, 10º19’S, 58º29’W, 1 M ( MZUSP: APC 187) GoogleMaps   ; Paranaíta, UHE Teles Pires, 9°35’S, 56°43’W, 17 M, 11 F, 4? ( MZUSP: TPA 10, 026-028 View Materials , 036 View Materials , 056 View Materials ; TPPC 015, 024, 025, 027, 028, 030, 042-044, 049, 051-053; 3TP 01, 05, 11, 12, 23, 27, 74, 75; 4TP 02, 06, 10, 12, 13) GoogleMaps   ; Sinop, 11°52’S, 55°30’W, 5 M ( UNEMAT: PRL 245 View Materials , 345 View Materials , 346 View Materials , 373 View Materials , 381 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Pará: Arapiuns, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 2°38’S, 55°27’W, 11 M, 3 F, 2? (UFPA-M 982-985, 990-992, 995-998, 1001, 1002, 1005, 1007, 1008) GoogleMaps   ; Boca do Rato, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 5º14’S, 56º56’W, 3 M, 1 F ( MPEG 1388 View Materials , 1389 View Materials , 1401 View Materials , 1402 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Bom Jardim, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 5°35’S, 57°7’W, 1 M, 1 F ( MPEG 1421 View Materials , 1425 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Canta Galo, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 05º48’S, 57º24’W, 5 M, 5 F, 3? ( MPEG 1281 View Materials , 1285 View Materials , 1288 View Materials , 1289 View Materials , 1292 View Materials , 1296 View Materials , 1301 View Materials , 1413 View Materials , 1478 View Materials , 1498 View Materials , 1642 View Materials , 1664 View Materials , 1681 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Curuá, Santarém, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 2°50’S, 54°22’W, 1 F ( MPEG 10020 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Itaituba, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 4°16’S, 55°59’W, 8M, 3 F ( MPEG 40311- 40316 View Materials , MPEG: M005 View Materials , 059 View Materials , 060 View Materials , 063 View Materials , 081 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Jacaré, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 5º41’S, 57º14’W, 4 M, 1 F, 1? ( MPEG 1412 View Materials , 1442 View Materials , 1509-1511 View Materials , 1513 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Jacareacanga, 09°22’S, 56°43’W, 12 F, 6 M, 1? ( UFMT 1419-1431, 1498 - 1500, 1501 [paratype], 1502, 1508 e 1531) GoogleMaps   ; Jatobá, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 5º08’S, 56º52’W, 4 M, 1 F ( MPEG 1208 View Materials , 1373 View Materials , 1381 View Materials , 1556 View Materials , 1719 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Juriti, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 02º30’S, 56º11’W, 21 M, 9 F, 8? ( MPEG 38367 View Materials , 38383 View Materials , 38384 View Materials , 38388 View Materials , 38391 View Materials , 38395 View Materials , 38396 View Materials , 38400-38403 View Materials , 38409 View Materials , 38410 View Materials , 38424 View Materials , 38426 View Materials , 38428 View Materials , 38509 View Materials , 38519 View Materials , 38521 View Materials , 38522 View Materials , 38678 View Materials , 38680 View Materials , 38681 View Materials , 38683-38685 View Materials , 38690 View Materials , 40397-40399 View Materials , MPEG: JUR 040 View Materials , 044 View Materials , 045 View Materials , 048 View Materials , 056 View Materials , 61 View Materials , 70 View Materials ; J 094) GoogleMaps   ; Novo Progresso, 7°44’S, 55°12’W, 3 M ( MPEG 39722 View Materials , 39724 View Materials , 79724 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Palito, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 5°42’S, 57°22’W, 6 M, 2 F, 3? ( MPEG 1275 View Materials , 1452 View Materials , 1453 View Materials , 1456 View Materials , 1458 View Materials , 1460 View Materials , 1461 View Materials , 1622 View Materials , 1623 View Materials , 1629 View Materials , 1631 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Parque Nacional da Serra do Pardo , 5°48’53”S, 52°59’38”W, 2 M, 2 F ( MPEG: SPM 05 View Materials , 16 View Materials , 28 View Materials , 31 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Penedo, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 05º27’S, 57º05’W, 3 M, 2 F ( MPEG: M 1232 View Materials , 1408 View Materials , 1415 View Materials , MPEG: M054 View Materials , 058 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Penedo, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 5°34’S, 57°7’W, 2 M, 1? ( MPEG: M 1239 View Materials , 1244 View Materials , 1735 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; São Martins, rigth bank of Rio Tapajós , 6º07’S, 57º36’W, 1 M, 1? ( UFPA-M 1328, 1334) GoogleMaps   ; São Martins, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 6° 5’S, 57°40’W, 1M, 1F ( UFPA-M 1676, 1677) GoogleMaps   ; Terra Preta, left bank of Rio Tapajós , 05º35’S, 57º18’W, 2 F, 1 M, 3? ( MPEG 1433 View Materials , 1434 View Materials , 1591 View Materials , 1592 View Materials , 1594 View Materials , 1595 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Vitoria do Xingu , 2°53’S, 52°0’W, 4 F, 4 M, 4? ( MPEG 39751 View Materials , 39752 View Materials ; MPEG: BML 054 View Materials , 259 View Materials , 458 View Materials , 1153 View Materials , 1154 View Materials , 1207 View Materials , 1208 View Materials , 1223 View Materials , 1224 View Materials , 1414 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Rondônia: Chupinguaia, LT Jauru – Porto Velho, 12º13’S, 60º42’W, 10 M, 2 F ( UFMT 2965, 2966, 2969, 2972, 2973, 2977-2981; UFMT: LTJP 48, 57) GoogleMaps   ; Porto Velho, Estação Ecológica Antônio Mujica Nava, left bank of Rio Madeira , 9°24’50”S, 64°56’32”W, 2 M, 2 F ( MZUSP: MJ 19 View Materials , 28 View Materials , 32 View Materials , 42 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Porto Velho, 8°45’S, 63°54’W, 7 M, 4? ( MZUSP: MSAMAS 503; MSAFM 43; MSAMC 99, 120, 160, 165; MSASA 34, 113, 132; MSAMPP 31, 35) GoogleMaps   ; Vilhena, 12°43’S, 60°16’W, 2 F ( UFMT 1309, 1310) GoogleMaps   .

TABLE 4. Descriptive statistics for external and craniodental measurements (mm) and body mass (g) of adult females (young adults and mature adults) of Marmosops species included in this report, and measurements of holotypes. The measurements are presented as follows: mean ± standard deviation/min-max (sample size).

Variables M. marina   sp. nov. M. parvidens   M. pinheiroi   M. pinheiroi   a M. woodalli   M. woodalli   b
HBL 97,62 ±8,73 64 – 112 (35) 88,6 ±8,47 80–99 (5) 99,58 ±4,19 91 – 105 (12) 105 97,55 ±5,41 90,2 – 110 (12) 96
LT 132,58 ±8,25 120 – 160 (35) 134 ±5,29 126–140 (5) 132,08 ±5,86 120 – 145 (12) 145 135 ±6,03 125 – 143 (13) 144
Ear 20,27 ±2 16 – 25 (36) 18,4 ±2,7 15–21 (5) 18± 2,57 13 – 21 (12) 17 18,95 ±3,03 12 – 23 (15) 16
HF 14,9 ±1,64 10 – 20 (36) 15,8 ±2,94 14–21 (5) 17,83± 3,55 13 – 25 (12) 19 14,67 ±2,1 10–18 (14)
Weight 20,63 ±3,1 15,1 – 30 (35) 18,5 ±3,39 15–23,5 (5) 19,89 ±1,85 17 – 23 (11) 22 20,91 ±3,88 15 – 28 (12) 22
GLS 28,81 ±0,84 26,72 – 30,48 (44) 29,07 ±1,22 26,72–30,06 (6) 28,45 ±0,78 27,39 – 29,62 (12) 29,01 ±0,59 28,58 – 30,03 (5)
CBL 27,78 ±0,87 25,3 – 29,78 (44) 28,29 ±1,1 26,15–29,08 (6) 27,24 ±0,8 25,3 – 28,27 (12) 28,3 ±0,49 27,83 – 28,82 (5)
RL 11,88 ±0,55 11,04 – 13,26 (44) 12 ±0,53 11,05–12,56 (6) 11,87 ±0,31 11,22 – 12,29 (12) 11,89 ±0,47 11,2 – 12,39 (5)
NL 12,92 ±0,71 11,43 – 14,73 (44) 13,19 ±0,78 11,86–14,23 (6) 12,97 ±0,44 12,4 – 13,6 (12) 12,67 ±0,87 11,32 – 13,66 (5)
PL 15,69 ±0,52 14,45 – 16,85 (44) 16,03 ±0,66 14,71–16,5 (6) 15,35 ±0,43 14,45 – 15,96 (12) 15,99 ±0,27 15,64 – 16,37 (5)
MTR 11,38 ±0,35 10,21–11,99 (44) 11,35 ±0,3 10,75–11,55 (6) 11,05 ±0,35 10,21 – 11,5 (12) 11,52 ±0,28 11,05 – 11,74 (5)
UMS 5,7 ±0,17 5,13–5,99 (44) 5,59 ±0,11 5,49–5,77 (6) 5,56 ±0,18 5,13–5,88 (12) 5,7 ±0,15 5,51–5,91 (5)
LM4 0,83 ±0,07 0,58–0,95 (44) 0,78 ±0,06 0,72–0,89 (6) 0,78 ±0,09 0,58–0,88 (12) 0,78 ±0,07 0,72–0,86 (5)

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TABLE 5. Descriptive statistics for external and craniodental measurements (mm) and body mass (g) of adult males (young adults and mature adults) of Marmosops species in- cluded in this report, and measurements of holotypes. The measurements are presented as follows: mean ± standard deviation/min-max (sample size).

Variables M. marina   sp. nov M. marina   sp. nov a M. parvidens   M. pinheiroi   M. woodalli  
HBL 101,33 ±7,15 85–128 (75) 110 97,4 ±8,61 87-109 (5) 100,07 ±8,52 75–115 (28) 104,79 ±9,14 70–120 (41)
LT 140,52 ±8,3 120–161 (75) 150 129,2 ±21,28 93-147 (5) 144,24 ±8,39 130–167 (29) 143,33 ±11,09 92–158 (42)
Ear 20,21 ±2,74 13–27,9 (76) 28 19 ±2,54 16-23 (5) 17,72 ±3,37 11–24 (28) 20,53 ±3,42 12–28 (44)
HF 16,29 ±2,25 12–26,4 (74) 17 18,8 ±5,63 13-27 (5) 19,79 ±3,34 15–29 (29) 16,8 ±2,42 13–27 (44)
Weight 23,34 ±3,03 14,5–32 (76) 26 24,7 ±3,27 20-28,5 (5) 22,9 ±3,9 13–31 (27) 23,83 ±3,42 17,05– 30 (37)
GLS 29,74 ±0,83 31,05 29,47 ±1,14 29,96 ±0,6 29,65 ±0,94
  26,63–31,36 (104)   28,16-30,21 (3) 28,17–31 (22) 26,88–31,36 (57)
CBL 28,86 ±0,72 30,12 29,09 ±0,37 28,9 ±0,58 28,84 ±0,91
  26,33–30,27 (104)   28,7-29,44 (3) 27,4–29,93 (22) 26,33–30,27 (57)
RL 12,27 ±0,53 13,04 12,09 ±0,63 12,3 ±0,45 12,24 ±0,54
  10,35–13,33 (104)   11,41-12,65 (3) 11,23–13,18 (22) 10,95–13,33 (57)
NL 13,56 ±0,63 14,42 13,91 ±0,88 13,7 ±0,46 13,39 ±0,65
  10,68–14,81 (104)   12,92-14,6 (3) 12,58–14,6 (22) 11,74–14,7 (57)
PL 16,3 ±0,49 17,12 16,48 ±0,31 16,37 ±0,39 16,26 ±0,58
  14,7–17,2 (104)   16,17-16,79 (3) 15,51–17,13 (22) 14,83–17,32 (57)
MTR 11,49 ±0,26 12,15 11,58 ±0,18 11,51 ±0,29 11,45 ±0,3
  10,53–12,02 (104)   11,41-11,76 (3) 10,83–12,02 (22) 10,53–11,9 (57)
UMS 5,71 ±0,19 4,45–6,1 (104) 5,99 5,91 ±0,05 5,86-5,96 (3) 5,74 ±0,16 5,46–6,1 (22) 5,66 ±0,17 5,34–6,03 (57)
LM4 0,82 ±0,06 0,92 0,82 ±0,04 0,83 ±0,05 0,78 ±0,06
  0,65–0,96 (104)   0,79-0,87 (3) 0,74–0,93 (22) 0,65–0,92 (57)

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R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

MZUSP

Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

UFMT

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi