New insights into samango monkey speciation in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Dalton, Desiré L en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Linden, Birthe en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Wimberger, Kirsten en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Nupen, Lisa Jane en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Tordiffe, Adrian S W en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Peter John en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Madisha, M Thabang en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kotze, Antoinette en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-18T07:12:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-18T07:12:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dalton, D. L., Linden, B., Wimberger, K., Nupen, L. J., Tordiffe, A. S., Taylor, P. J., ... & Kotze, A. (2014). New insights into samango monkey speciation in South Africa. PloS one, 10(3), e0117003. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117003 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15147
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0117003
dc.description.abstract The samango monkey is South Africa's only exclusively forest dwelling primate and represents the southernmost extent of the range of arboreal guenons in Africa. The main threats to South Africa's forests and thus to the samango are linked to increasing land-use pressure and increasing demands for forest resources, resulting in deforestation, degradation and further fragmentation of irreplaceable habitats. The species belongs to the highly polytypic Cercopithecus nictitans group which is sometimes divided into two species C . mitis and C . albogularis . The number of subspecies of C . albogularis is also under debate and is based only on differences in pelage colouration and thus far no genetic research has been undertaken on South African samango monkey populations. In this study we aim to further clarify the number of samango monkey subspecies, as well as their respective distributions in South Africa by combining molecular, morphometric and pelage data. Overall, our study provides the most comprehensive view to date into the taxonomic description of samango monkeys in South Africa. Our data supports the identification of three distinct genetic entities namely; C . a . labiatus , C . a . erythrarchus and C . a . schwarzi and argues for separate conservation management of the distinct genetic entities defined by this study. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 en_ZA
dc.source PLoS One en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://journals.plos.org/plosone en_ZA
dc.subject.other Monkeys en_ZA
dc.subject.other Population genetics en_ZA
dc.subject.other Genetic loci en_ZA
dc.subject.other Phylogenetic analysis en_ZA
dc.subject.other Forests en_ZA
dc.subject.other Haplotypes en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mitochondrial DNA en_ZA
dc.subject.other Polymerase chain reaction en_ZA
dc.title New insights into samango monkey speciation in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder © 2015 Dalton et al en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
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