African linsang

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African linsangs [1]
African linsang (Poiana richardsonii), Natural History Museum, London, Mammals Gallery.JPG
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Poiana

Gray, 1864
Species
  • Poiana leightoni
  • Poiana richardsonii

The African linsangs or oyans are two species in the genus Poiana.[2] They are viverrids in the mammalian subfamily Viverrinae.

DNA analysis showed that these African linsangs (Poiana) are true viverrids closely related to the genets.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. Don E. Wilson & Russell A. Mittermeier (editors): Handbook of the mammals of the world. Lynx Editions, Barcelona, 2009. ISBN 978-84-96553-49-1
  3. Gaubert, Philippe and Veron, Geraldine 2013. Exhaustive sample set among Viverridae reveals the sister-group of felids: the linsangs as a case of extreme morphological convergence within Feliformia. The Royal Society.