volume 7, issue 1, P107-112 2004
DOI: 10.1017/s1367943003001136
View full text

Abstract: The Owston's palm civet (Chrotogale owstoni) is one of the least known viverrids. In order to assess the degree of intraspecific variation, we sequenced a fragment of mitochondrial cytochrome b in 26 individuals. We identified 23 haplotypes, indicating a fairly high level of genetic diversity. The phylogenetic analysis yielded two clades supported by eight synapomorphies, suggestive of a north/south geographical divide. Recommendations for captive management cannot be made on the basis of the study results, b…

Expand abstract