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Naturwissenschaften. 2000 Mar;87(3):122-4.

Is the newly described Vietnamese bovid Pseudonovibos spiralis a chamois (genus Rupicapra)?

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Service de Systématique Moléculaire, Institut de Systématique (FR 1541-CNRS), Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Alexandre.Hassanin@snv.jussieu.fr

Abstract

The "Linh Duong" (Pseudonovibos spiralis), a newly described Vietnamese bovid, has been shown to be related to the Caprinae on the basis of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequencing from horn fragments. To integrate the greatest available biodiversity we performed a new phylogenetic analysis including all genera of Caprinae. Unexpectedly, Pseudonovibos is found to be robustly associated with Rupicapra, and closer to the Alpine than to the Pyrenean chamois. Several clues led us to interpret this result as a carry-over DNA contamination of Pseudonovibos by Rupicapra.

PMID:
10798196
DOI:
10.1007/s001140050688
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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