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A new genus for the eastern dwarf galagos (Primates: Galagidae)

Masters, Judith; Génin, Fabien; Couette, Sébastien; Groves, Colin; Nash, Stephen D; Delpero, Massimiliano; Pozzi, Luca

Description

The family Galagidae (African galagos or bushbabies) comprises five genera: Euoticus Gray, 1872; Galago Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1796; Galagoides Smith, 1833; Otolemur Coquerel, 1859; and Sciurocheirus Gray, 1872, none of which is regarded as monotypic, but some (Euoticus and Otolemur) certainly qualify as oligotypic. We argue for the recognition of a sixth genus, if the taxonomy is to reflect galagid evolution accurately. Genetic evidence has consistently demonstrated that the taxa currently...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/231136
Source: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlw028

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