International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 875–900

Specific Status of Propithecus spp.

Authors

  • Mireya I. Mayor
    • Department of AnthropologyState University of New York
    • National Geographic
  • Julie A. Sommer
    • Center for Conservation and ResearchHenry Doorly Zoo
  • Marlys L. Houck
    • Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species, Zoological Society of San Diego
  • John R. Zaonarivelo
    • University of Antananarivo
  • Patricia C. Wright
    • Department of AnthropologyState University of New York
  • Colleen Ingram
    • Department of Wildlife & Fisheries SciencesTexas A&M University
  • Stacia R. Engel
    • Department of GeneticsStanford University
    • Center for Conservation and ResearchHenry Doorly Zoo
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:IJOP.0000029127.31190.e9

Cite this article as:
Mayor, M.I., Sommer, J.A., Houck, M.L. et al. International Journal of Primatology (2004) 25: 875. doi:10.1023/B:IJOP.0000029127.31190.e9

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. diademadiadema as P. diadema and P. verreauxiverreauxi as P. verreauxi.

prosimianMadagascarPropithecusconservationphylogenetic species conceptgenetics
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