Oligoryzomys fornesi (Desmarest, 1819), Mammalia, Rodentia, Sigmodontinae: Distribution extension

Natália Lima Boroni Martins, Ulyses F. J. Pardiñas, Gisele Lessa

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We report the easternmost record for the field rat Oligoryzomys fornesi in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil extending the range of the species. The specimens were found in owl pellets collected in caves. This is the first record of O. fornesi in the municipalities of Lagoa Santa, Sete Lagoas and Cordisburgo, a karst transition zone between the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biome.

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