Novo registro de Blarinomys breviceps (Winge, 1888) (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) no estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil
Blarinomys breviceps is a fossorial rodent, endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and rarely recorded in small-mammal faunistic inventories. Two male B. breviceps were collected in pit-fall traps in the “Estação de Proteção e Desenvolvimento Ambiental de Peti,” in the municipalities of São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo and Santa Bárbara, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. This is the first record for this species in the state in 45 years. This finding shows that, although naturally rare, this species is able to inhabit disturbed secondary forests.
Keywords: rodents, Peti, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, geographic distribution