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Geographic Variation of the Large Red Flying Squirrel, Petaurista albiventer (Gray, 1834) (Rodentia: Sciuridae), with a Description of a New Subspecies in Southwestern China

Geographic Variation of the Large Red Flying Squirrel, Petaurista albiventer (Gray, 1834) (Rodentia: Sciuridae), with a Description of a New Subspecies in Southwestern China

Song Li1,* and Zuojian Feng2

1Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming, Yunnan 650223, China
2Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beichen West Road, Beijing 100101, China

*        Corresponding author: lis@mail.kiz.ac.cn

Fig 1

Comparison of the pelage characteristics of Petaurista albiventer, Petaurista philippensis and Petaurista petaurista. 

FIG 2

Sketch map indicating 15 cranial measurements in the study. GLS, greatest length of skull; CBL, condylobasal length; BL, basal length; ONL, occipitonasal length; PL, palatal length; PBL, length of palatal bridge; LIF, length of incisive formina; BIF, breadth of incisive formina; LUTR, length of upper tooth row; LUM, length of upper molars; GUMB, maximum upper molars breadth; HCPM, heigth of coronoid process of mandible; LLMR, length of lower molar row; LTR, lower tooth row and MH, mandibular height.

Fig 3

Scatterplots of the samples for principal component factors 1 vs. 2 and 2 vs. 3, respectively.

Fig 4

Type specimens of Petaurista albiventer muzongensis Li and Feng, subsp. nov. and Petaurista albiventer nigra.

Fig 5

Geographic localities of samples examined in this study (star indicates type locality).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

June

Vol. 49, Iss. 3, Pages 761-1149

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