Revision of Madagascar's Dwarf Lemurs (Cheirogaleidae:Cheirogaleus): Designation of Species, Candidate Species Status and Geographic Boundaries Based on Molecular and Morphological Data
Lei, Runhua; Frasier, Cynthia L.; McLain, Adam; Taylor, Justin M; Bailey, Carolyn A; Engberg, Shannon E; Ginter, Azure L; Randriamampionona, Richard; Groves, Colin P.; Mittermeier, Russell A.; Louis, Jr Edward E.
The genus Cheirogaleus, the dwarf lemurs, is a radiation of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. The dwarf lemurs are taxonomically grouped in the family Cheirogaleidae (Infraorder: Lemuriformes) along with the genera Microcebus, Mirza, Allocebus, and Phaner. The taxonomic history of the genus Cheirogaleus has been controversial since its inception due to a paucity of evidence in support of some proposed species. In this study, we addressed this issue by expanding...[Show more]
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