Maria Nazareth F. da Silva

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Maria Nazareth Ferreira da Silva is a zoologist from Manaus, Brazil

Da Silva has, for many years, specialised in the study of Amazonian mammals and has described several new species, including the Tefe Spiny Rat[1] and Gardner's Spiny Rat.[1]

She has written, and contributed to, many papers and articles on the subject, and currently works for the National Institute of Amazonian Research.

Partial list of works[edit]

  • Mammals of the Rio Juruá: Evolutionary and ecological diversification within Amazonia. (with Patton, J.L. and J.R. Malcolm) (pub.2000) Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 244:1-306
  • Population Genetic Structure of two ecologically distinct Amazonian Spiny Rats:Separating History and Current Ecology (with Marjorie D. Matocq and James L. Patton)
  • Definition of Species of Pouched Four-Eyed Opossums (Didelphidae, Philander) (with James L. Patton) Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 78, No. 1 (Feb., 1997), pp. 90–102
  • Rivers, Refuges, and Ridges: The Geography of Speciation of Amazonian Mammals (with James L. Patton)


  1. ^ a b Patton, J., Percequillo, A. & Costa, L. (2008). Proechimys echinothrix. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "iucn" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).