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Craniodental Characters in the Taxonomy of Propithecus

Groves, Colin; Helgen, Kristofer M

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The indriid genus Propithecus comprises the sifakas, medium-sized lemurs endemic to the forests of Madagascar. Traditionally, scientists divided the genus into only 2 or 3 species -Propithecus diadema, P. verreauxi, and, since 1988, P. tattersalli- with 4 or 5 subspecies in each of the first 2 taxa, but recent authors have suggested that many more distinct species should be recognized. We draw from quantitative and qualitative studies of craniodental traits to evaluate further the phenetic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35492
Source: International Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1007/s10764-007-9226-5

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