Camera-trap evidence that the silver-backed chevrotain Tragulus versicolor remains in the wild in Vietnam

  title={Camera-trap evidence that the silver-backed chevrotain Tragulus versicolor remains in the wild in Vietnam},
  author={An Nguyen and Van Bang Tran and Duc Minh Hoang and Thi Anh Dao Nguyen and Dinh Thang Nguyen and Van Tiep Tran and Barney Long and Erik Meijaard and Jeffrey L. Holland and Andreas Wilting and Andrew Tilker},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
In an age of mass extinctions, confirming the survival of lost species provides rare second chances for biodiversity conservation. The silver-backed chevrotain Tragulus versicolor, a diminutive species of ungulate known only from Vietnam, has been lost to science for almost three decades. Here, we provide evidence that the silver-backed chevrotain still exists and the first photographs of the species in the wild, and urge immediate conservation actions to ensure its survival.Interviews with… Expand
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