Otolemur crassicaudatus ssp. monteiri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Primates Galagidae

Scientific Name: Otolemur crassicaudatus ssp. monteiri
Species Authority: Bartlett in Gray, 1863
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Silvery Greater Galago
Otolemur monteiri Bartlett in Gray, 1863
Otolemur monteiri (Lönnberg, 1919) subspecies argentatus
Otolemur monteiri Bartlett in Gray, 1863 subspecies monteiri
Taxonomic Notes: Grubb et al. (2003) regard this subspecies as a valid species Otolemur monteiri and divide it into two subspecies: O. m. monteiri and O. m. argentatus.
Further research is clearly needed to verify the distinctiveness of monteiri from O. crassicaudatus at the species level (Grubb et al. 2003). The patterns of calling in the two forms are almost identical, but the morphology, including structure of the penis, shows some variation (S. Bearder pers. obs.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bearder, S.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Listed as Least Concern as this subspecies is relatively widespread and common. There are currently no major threats identified, although some populations have shown some declines due to habitat loss/degradation.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Bearder, S. 2008. Otolemur crassicaudatus ssp. monteiri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136936A4351109. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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