Advertisement

Doklady Biological Sciences

, Volume 485, Issue 1, pp 47–51 | Cite as

Systematics and Distribution of Ferret Badgers Melogale (Mammalia, Mustelidae) in Vietnam: First Genetic Data

  • V. V. RozhnovEmail author
  • M. P. Korablev
  • A. V. Abramov
GENERAL BIOLOGY
  • 1 Downloads

Abstract

Genetic studies of the ferret badgers Melogale conducted in Vietnam have shown that this area is inhabited by three species, M. moschata, M. personata, and M. cucphuongensis, which can be attributed to sibling species (cryptic species). M. personata was found to be widespread not only in southern and central Vietnam, but also in the northern provinces (Lang Son, Ha Giang, Ninh Binh), while M. cucphuongensis was found in the provinces Lang Son, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, and Dak Lak, apart from Ninh Binh, from where it was described. The data obtained suggest a sympatric distribution of all three species over the Vietnam area and confirm sympatry of M. personata and M. moschata in southern Vietnam, which has been earlier established on the basis of morphological data.

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are grateful to A.V. Shchinov, A.E. Balakirev, and A.N. Tikhonov for the help in collection of the material.

The study was partly supported by the Program of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Science “Biodiversity of the Natural Systems” and by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 16-04-00085).

COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies involving animals or human participants performed by any of the authors.

REFERENCES

  1. 1.
    Wozencraft, W.C., in Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M., Eds., Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2005, 3rd ed., pp. 532–628.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Nadler, T., Streicher, U., Stefen, C., Schwierz, E., and Roos, C., Zool. Garten N.F., 2011, vol. 80, pp. 271–286.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bryant, H.N., Russell, A.P., and Fitch, W.D., Zool. J. Linnean Soc., 1993, vol. 108, pp. 301–334.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Sato, J.J., Hosoda, T., Wolsan, M., and Suzuki, H., Zool. Science, 2004, no. 21, pp. 111–118.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Rozhnov, V.V., Zool. Zh., 1994, vol. 73, no. 7–8, pp. 227–232.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Rozhnov, V.V., Small Carnivore Conserv., 1994, nos. 10, p. 14.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Dang, N.C., Endo, H., Nguyen, T.S., Oshida, T., et al., (Checklist of Wild Mammal Species of Vietnam), Shoukadoh (in Vietnamese).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Abramov, A.V. and Rozhnov, V.V., Small Carnivore Conserv., 2014, no. 51, pp. 68–70.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Hosoda, T., Sato, J.J., Lin, L.-K., Chen, Y.-J., et al., Can. J. Zool., 2011, vol. 89, no. 6, pp. 559–569.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Hall, T.A., Nucl. Acids Symp., 1999, vol. 41, pp. 95–98.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Tamura, K., Stecher, G., Peterson, D., Filipski, A., and Kumar, S., Mol. Biol. Evol., 2013, vol. 30, pp. 2725–2729.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Excoffier, L., Laval, G., and Schneider, S., Evol. Bioinf. Online, 2005, vol. 1, pp. 47–50.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Yu, L., Peng, D., Liu, J., Luan, P., et al., BMC Biol., 2011, vol. 11, no. 92. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/11/92Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Koepfli, K.-P. and Wayne, R.K., Syst. Biol., 2003, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 571–593.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Koepfli, K.-P., Deere, K.A., Slater, G.J., Begg, C., et  al., BMC Biol., 2008, vol. 6, no. 10. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/6/10Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Rozhnov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. P. Korablev
    • 1
  • A. V. Abramov
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Vietnamese–Russian Tropical CenterHanoiVietnam
  3. 3.Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences St. PetersburgRussia

Personalised recommendations