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Taxonomy of the genus Lycalopex (Carnivora: Canidae) in Argentina

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Taxonomy of the genus Lycalopex (Carnivora: Canidae) in Argentina; 1995; Article; Journal; Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington; Zunino, G.E.; Vaccaro, O.B.; Canevari, M.; Gardner, A.L.

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Previously treated as species of Pseudalopex, Argentine members of the genus Lycalopex (L. griseus, L. gymnocercus, and L. culpaeus) are examined to clarify the taxonomic status of each named form. Principal components analyses of 26 cranial measurements of 151 adult specimens and 11 pelage characters of 111 specimens, clearly distinguish L. culpaeus from the other two taxa. Lycalopex griseus and L. gymnocercus show clinal variation in cranial measurements and pelage characters. Qualitative cranial characters, used as diagnostic for L. griseus and L. gymnocercus, revealed great nongeographic variation. We conclude that L. griseus and L. gymnocercus are conspecific, and should be known as L. gymnocercus. Therefore, we recognize only [...]

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