Susie M. McGuire

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Front cover: Revised distribution of the woolly lemurs of Madagascar. The revisions of the sportive lemurs (Louis et al. 2006b) and this publication demonstrate the partitioning of unique Avahi and Lepilemur species by rivers which act as barriers. Each region is defined by a distinct woolly and sportive lemur. Figure created by All rights reserved. No(More)
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is the only species in the Genus Lemur, distributed in the deciduous and spiny forests of southwestern Madagascar. This species is listed as endangered due to the loss and fragmentation of its natural habitat, a consequence of deforestation. Twenty-one nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from a genomic DNA derived from(More)
The current range of the red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) population is primarily restricted to forests of the Masoala Peninsula on the northeastern coast of Madagascar. Whereas much of the peninsula is protected as Masoala National Park, parts of the forest are at risk from anthropogenic pressures and habitat fragmentation. We sampled 32 individual red(More)
The red-collared brown lemur, Eulemur collaris (É. Geoffroy), is relatively isolated geographically from other Eulemur species in southeastern Madagascar. Like many other lemur species, the red-collared brown lemur is particularly threatened due to habitat loss and human activities. To evaluate population structure and genetic diversity of this species, we(More)
Twenty-two nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from a genomic DNA library derived from Madagascar’s Rousettus madagascariensis. Marker characteristics were determined from a single population (37 individuals) from Fort Dauphin (southeastern Madagascar). Sixteen of the 22 loci were within Hardy–Weinberg expectations. These loci are highly informative(More)
The golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) is one of the most critically endangered species of Propithecus endemic to a limited area in the Daraina region of north-eastern Madagascar. This species is endangered due to habitat loss and fragmentation, a consequence of deforestation. Twenty nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA(More)
The fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is one of eight carnivore species endemic to Madagascar. This species lives in the forests of Madagascar and is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN due to the loss and fragmentation of its natural habitat and the hunting pressure of local people. Twenty-six nuclear microsatellite loci were isolated from genomic DNA derived(More)
The design and implementation of assisted reproductive technology to improve genetic diversity and augment captive populations is an important but rarely applied research field in reptiles. Using the corn snake (Elaphe gutatta) as a model, the Henry Doorly Zoo recently produced offspring born as a result of artificial insemination using both fresh, diluted(More)
The silky sifaka, Propithecus candidus, considered one of the rarest and most endangered primates in the world, exists in only a few fragmented forests in northeastern Madagascar. This species faces increasing pressures as a direct result from loss of habitat in the form of tavy (slash and burn agriculture), illegal logging and mining along with hunting for(More)