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The taxonomy of the endemic golden palm civet of Sri Lanka

Groves, Colin; Rajapaksha, Channa; Manemandra-arachchi, Kelum

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Two species of palm civet are currently known from Sri Lanka: the widespread common species, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Pallas, 1777), and the endemic golden species, Paradoxurus zeylonensis (Pallas, 1778). The latter has two 'morphs', one golden and one dark brown, both of which are recorded from all three major biotic zones in Sri Lanka (wet zone, dry zone, and cloud forest). We have examined specimens of both 'morphs' from all zones, and conclude that there are actually several species...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53822
Source: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00451.x

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