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Lemur diversity in Madagascar

dc.contributor.author Mittermeier, RA
dc.contributor.author Ganzhorn, JU
dc.contributor.author Konstant, WR
dc.contributor.author Glander, K
dc.contributor.author Tattersall, I
dc.contributor.author Groves, CP
dc.contributor.author Rylands, AB
dc.contributor.author Hapke, A
dc.contributor.author Ratsimbazafy, J
dc.contributor.author Mayor, MI
dc.contributor.author Louis, EE
dc.contributor.author Rumpler, Y
dc.contributor.author Schwitzer, C
dc.contributor.author Rasoloarison, RM
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-26T19:46:50Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 0164-0291
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6237
dc.description.abstract A basic understanding of the taxonomy, diversity, and distributions of primates is essential for their conservation. This review of the status of the taxonomy of lemurs is based on a 5-d workshop entitled "Primate Taxonomy for the New Millennium," held at the Disney Institute, Orlando, Florida, in February 2000. The aim is not to present a taxonomic revision, but to review our current understanding of the diversity and current and past ranges of lemurs and indicate where there is controversy, discrepancy, or lack of knowledge. Our goal therefore is to provide a baseline for future taxonomic investigation, as well as a clearer focus for research and conservation priorities. We here focus on the lemurs of Madagascar and recognize 5 families, 15 genera, and 99 species and subspecies. We list 39 species of lemurs described since 2000: 2 dwarf lemurs, Cheirogaleus; 11 mouse lemurs, Microcebus; a giant mouse lemur, Mirza; a bamboo lemur, Hapalemur; 17 sportive lemurs, Lepilemur; and 7 woolly lemurs, Avahi. Taxonomic revisions have resulted in the resurrection of a further 9 taxa. However, the figures do not represent the total diversity of Malagasy lemurs because more new species are being identified via new field studies and accompanying genetic research, and should be described in the near future. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Primatology
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1007/s10764-008-9317-y
dc.relation.isreplacedby 10161/6247
dc.relation.isreplacedby http://hdl.handle.net/10161/6247
dc.title Lemur diversity in Madagascar
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Glander, K|0114425
pubs.begin-page 1607
pubs.end-page 1656
pubs.issue 6
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Evolutionary Anthropology
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 29
duke.contributor.orcid Glander, K|0000-0001-9563-4660


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