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Species limits and distribution of the Malagasy carnivoran genus Eupleres (Family Eupleridae)

Steven M. Goodman1, 2 / Kristofer M. Helgen3

1Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

2Vahatra, BP 3972, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar

3National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 108, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA

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Citation Information: mammalia. Volume 74, Issue 2, Pages 177–185, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: 10.1515/mamm.2010.018, February 2010

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2010-02-25

Abstract

A review was conducted of members of the endemic Malagasy carnivoran genus Eupleres (family Eupleridae) based on published and unpublished records and museum specimens. Classically, one species has been recognized in this poorly known genus – E. goudotii, divided into two geographical forms with non-overlapping distributions: E. g. goudotii distributed in the mesic forests of the east and E. g. major found in the dry areas of the northwest. Drawing on external and craniodental comparisons, we demonstrate that these two forms are highly distinctive morphologically and can be readily distinguished from each another. Furthermore, there is some evidence that they both can occur on the slopes of Montagne d'Ambre in the far north of the island. On this basis, we recognize these taxa as distinct species, E. goudotii and E. major.

Keywords: distribution; Eupleres; Madagascar; morphology; taxonomy

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