Genetic characterization of a
gray brocket deer from Argentina
taxonomy of the Neotropical deer species of the genus Mazama have been
recently discussed emphasizing the need of reviewing each taxon
described. This study analyzed the Mazama simplicicornis argentina
(Lönnberg, 1919), a gray brocket deer species from northwestern
Argentina. We characterized the morphology, cytogenetic and
phylogenetic relationship of a recently collected topotype and holotype
of the description compared to gray brockets of Paraguay. The results
contributed with the first karyotypic description of the taxon and also
constituted the first genetic analysis of brocket deer from Argentina.
In addition, the study reinforces the need for an integrative taxonomy
based on the collection of specimens to clarify the taxonomy of
Neotropical deer species.
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