Salanoia

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Salanoia
Galidia olivacea Geoffroy.png
Brown-tailed mongoose
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Eupleridae
Subfamily: Galidiinae
Genus: Salanoia
Gray, 1864
Species
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Salanoia ranges

Salanoia is a genus of euplerid carnivoran with two currently described species found in Madagascar.[1] They are mongoose-like, which is reflected in the older versions of their English names, for example brown-tailed mongoose which is now called brown-tailed vontsira.[2] The name Salanoia is derived from one of the vernacular names for Salanoia concolor: Salano. [2]

In announcements of the recent discovery of Salanoia durrelli the two described members of the genus were referred to by the common name vontsira.[3][4] Vontsira is a Malagasy vernacular name that seems to apply to a few local species of local mongoose-like carnivores in the related genera Salanoia, Galidia, and Galidictis[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Durbin, J.; Funk, S. M.; Hawkins, F.; Hills, D. M.; Jenkins, P. D.; Moncrieff, C. B.; Ralainasolo, F. B. (2010), "Investigations into the status of a new taxon of Salanoia (Mammalia: Carnivora: Eupleridae) from the marshes of Lac Alaotra, Madagascar", Systematics and Biodiversity 
  2. ^ a b c Schuurman, Derek; Nick Garbutt; Bradt, Hilary (2008). Madagascar Wildlife 3rd (Bradt Travel Guide Madagascar Wildlife). Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 1-84162-245-1. 
  3. ^ http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/10/new-meat-eater-emerges-in-mada.html
  4. ^ http://www.conservation.org/newsroom/pressreleases/Pages/New_Carnivorous_Mammal.aspx