A new species of living bovid from Vietnam

  title={A new species of living bovid from Vietnam},
  author={Vu Van Dung and Pham Mong Giao and Nguyen Ngoc Chinh and Do Tuoc and Peter Arctander and John Mackinnon},
IN May 1992 a joint survey by the Ministry of Forestry and World Wide Fund for Nature of the Vu Quang Nature Reserve, Ha tinh province, found three sets of long straight horns of a new bovid (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) in hunters' houses1. None of the specimens had dentition. On four follow-up visits by Vietnamese scientists new specimens were discovered and surveys of forests in neighbouring Nghe an province revealed more localities and some partial specimens. In all, we have examined more than… 
Pseudonovibos spiralis (Artiodactyla: Bovidae): new information on this enigmatic South‐east Asian ox
The English name spiral-horned ox is proposed, which reflects both its distinctively shaped horns and close relationship to other wild oxen and is also an appropriate common name.
Description of Muntiacus truongsonensis, a new species of muntjac (Artiodactyla: Muntiacidae) from Central Vietnam, and implications for conservation
The authors urge conservation authorities in the IndoChinese countries to devote special measures to protect this site of dynamic evolution which retains a combination of relict endemics (e.g. Pseudoryx) as well as on‐going speciation.
Molecular phylogenetic relationships and intra-species diversities of three euroscaptor spp. (Talpidae: Lipotyphla: Mammalia) from Vietnam
The results suggest that E. subanura diverged from E. parvidens of central Vietnam, but not E. longirostris of northern Vietnam, and is a relict species that survived past climatic changes.
Evidence from DNA that the mysterious 'linh duong' (Pseudonovibos spiralis) is not a new bovid.
The "Linh Duong" Pseudonovibos spiralis (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) is a new buffalo
P. spiralis fell within the buffalos (subtribe Bovina) between Bubalus and Syncerus, and phylogenetic analyses of bovid mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene sequences suggest the close relationship of this enigmatic species with thebuffalos and its placement within the subtribe Bova.
Molecular phylogeny and morphological revision of Myotis bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Taiwan and adjacent China.
These molecular reconstructions showed that the Myotinae from Taiwan are phylogenetically diverse and are issued from several independent clades, as each of the eight Taiwanese taxa proved to be reciprocally monophyletic.
Has the kouprey (Bos sauveli Urbain, 1937) been domesticated in Cambodia?
New Chinese turtles: endangered or invalid? A reassessment of two species using mitochondrial DNA, allozyme electrophoresis and known‐locality specimens
The phylogenetic and taxonomic validity of two new species of geoemydid turtles from China are tested and the available evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that the specimens represent polyphyletic, intergeneric hybrids.
The saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis in Vietnam – new information on distribution and habitat preferences, and conservation needs
The range of the recently described, endangered bovid, the saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, in Vietnam and Laos includes over 5000 sq km of mountainous terrain, four protected areas, and three proposed protected areas.


The subfamilies and tribes of the family Bovidae
The crucial finding is that Caprinae link with African antelopes and that Antilopini are more remote, which is quite closely compatible with the phenetic distance analysis of the same data, provided the latter is read as if primitive or early bovids share more similarities than divergently advanced ones and hence associate more closely.
Dynamics of mitochondrial DNA evolution in animals: amplification and sequencing with conserved primers.
The polymerase chain reaction is used to amplify homologous segments of mtDNA from more than 100 animal species, including mammals, birds, amphibians, fishes, and some invertebrates, and the unexpectedly wide taxonomic utility of these primers offers opportunities for phylogenetic and population research.
Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual
The content has been entirely recast to include nucleic-acid based methods selected as the most widely used and valuable in molecular and cellular biology laboratories.