, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 875-900

Specific Status of Propithecus spp.

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Abstract

Controversial taxonomic relationships within Propithecus have consistently made conservation and management decisions difficult. We present a multidisciplinary phylogenetic analysis of Propithecus supporting the elevation of 4 subspecies to specific status: P. diadema perrieriP. perrieri, P. diadema candidusP. candidus, P. diadema edwardsiP. edwardsi, and P. verreauxi coquereliP. coquereli; leaving P. diadema diadema as P. diadema and P. verreauxi verreauxi as P. verreauxi.