Robert S. Hoffman. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560
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Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Status: Not Evaluated; likely to be listed as one of the IUCN threatened categories upon evaluation, due to probable reduction in numbers and range due to over-hunting and introduction of L. europeaus (Palacios et al., 1989; Pierpaoli et al., 1999)
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: Subgenus probably Eulagos. Formerly included in capensis or europaeus; see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Petter (1961a); but see also Palacios et al. (1989) and Pierpaoli et al. (1999) who provided evidence of their specific distinctness