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Otolemur crassicaudatus ssp. monteiri

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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
Synonym(s):
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)
Justification:
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]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Bearder, S. 2008. Otolemur crassicaudatus ssp. monteiri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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