Record Details

Scientific Name:
Poiana

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
Rank:
Subfamily
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Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

Data Quality Indicators

Record Credibility Rating:
TWG standards met
Global Species Completeness:
complete
Currency Rating:
2006

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References

Expert(s):
W. Christopher Wozencraft. Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545
Other Sources:
website: Mammal Species of the World; http://nmnhgoph.si.edu/msw/
References:
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 2005-10-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 2142. 0-8018-8221-4. .
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1992-01-01. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, DC, USA. xviii + 1207. 1-56098-217-9. Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing.

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Comments

Comments:
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: There are two widely separated (approximately 1600 km) allopatric populations of Poiana: the congo population (P. richardsonii), and the West African population, which Rosevear (1974) raised to the specific level (P. leightoni). Poiana records are few and scattered; however, recent reviews place leightoni as a separate species (de Beaufort, 1965; Gaubert et al., 2002b; Kingdon, 1977; Michaelis, 1972)

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