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'New Bornean carnivore' is most likely a little known flying squirrel

Meijaard, Erik; Kitchener, Andrew; Smeenk, Chris


1. We analysed two camera-trap photos of an alleged new species of carnivore from Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. 2. Comparisons of the features seen in the photos with morphological features of 17 similar-looking species from the region suggest that the animal is not a new species of carnivore, as had been widely speculated, but is most likely a rarely seen species of flying squirrel, probably Aeromys thomasi. 3. We advocate continuing adherence to the formalities of species description based...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Mammal Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2907.2006.00089.x


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