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MEIJAARD, E. & CHUA, M. A. H. (2017)

Is the northern chevrotain, Tragulus williamsoni Kloss, 1916, a synonym or one of the least-documented mammal species in Asia?

Raffles Bull. Zoology 65: 506–514.

Abstract:

The northern chevrotain, Tragulus williamsoni Kloss, 1916, was described, and for nearly a century remained known, from only one specimen. This had been collected from Meh Lem in northern Thailand in 1916. Following a taxonomic revision of the genus Tragulus, its taxonomic status was regarded as uncertain. New information from a Tragulus specimen from Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, China, stored in the Kunming Institute of Zoology, corroborates the status of T. williamsoni as a distinct taxon based on skull measurements. The conservation implications of this finding include the urgent need to determine conclusively the taxonomic status of T. williamsoni, and its distribution and conservation status.

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