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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; McLain, Adam; Taylor, Justin; Bailey, Carolyn; Engberg, Shannon; Ginter, Azure; Randriamampionona, Richard; Groves, Colin; Mittermeier, Russell A; Louis, Edward E

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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 the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76609
Source: Primate Conservation
DOI: 10.1896/052.028.0110

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