New mouse in the house: Brazil unveils species

Jul 05, 2011

A new species of mouse has been discovered in Brazil, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation announced Tuesday.

The Cerradomys goytaca (or Goytaca mouse) was located in the Restinga de Jerutiba National Park in state, the institute said, noting the scientific name was selected by researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

The name of the mostly tree-dwelling rodent comes from that of a local indigenous people, the Goytacazes, the institute said.

Explore further: For stable flight, fruit flies sense every wing beat

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Google to correct map highlighting Rio slums

Apr 26, 2011

Internet giant Google has agreed to redo its online map of Rio de Janeiro within a year after being criticized for giving undue prominence to the Brazilian city's notorious favelas.

Brazil to build new nuclear reactor: report

May 06, 2010

Brazil is to build a 483-million-dollar nuclear reactor to produce radioactive material for medical use as well as industrial-grade enriched uranium, local media has reported, citing a cabinet minister.

Team uncovers dengue fever virus' molecular secrets

Mar 08, 2011

Researchers at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are making major strides toward understanding the life cycle of flaviviruses, ...

Markets of biodiversity and equity in trade: An illusion?

Jan 30, 2008

The Convention on Biological Diversity, adopted at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit of 1992, bore the objective of providing a legal and political framework for the conservation of biodiversity. In order to assess how these ...

Recommended for you

Reptile Database surpasses 10,000 reptile species

13 hours ago

More than 10,000 reptile species have been recorded into the Reptile Database, a web-based catalogue of all living reptile species and classification, making the reptile species among the most diverse vertebrate ...

User comments : 0