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The "Martes complex"-- an opportunity to bring together marten, fisher, sable, wolverine, and tayra biologistsAuthor(s): Gilbert Proulx; Keith B. Aubry
Source: Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionRecent phylogenetic studies have shown that the genus Martes is polyphyletic with respect to the Fisher (Pekania pennanti), which is more closely related to the Wolverine (Gulo gulo) and Tayra (Eira barbara) than it is to the martens. We refer to the 11 species in the genera Martes, Pekania, Gulo, and Eira as the “Martes Complex”. Because the species comprising the Martes Complex share many physical, behavioural, and ecological traits, we believe that biologists and managers interested in any of these species would benefit from meeting with colleagues and exchanging information and ideas to address challenging conservation issues.
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CitationProulx, Gilbert; Aubry, Keith B. 2014. The "Martes complex"-- an opportunity to bring together marten, fisher, sable, wolverine, and tayra biologists. Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management. 3(1): 30-33.
KeywordsFisher, Pekania pennanti, martens, Martes, Martes Complex, Sable, Tayra, Eira barbara, Wolverine, Gulo gulo.
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