The Evolutionary History and Genetic Diversity of Kinkajous, Potos flavus (Carnivora, Procyonidae)

  title={The Evolutionary History and Genetic Diversity of Kinkajous, Potos flavus (Carnivora, Procyonidae)},
  author={Fabr{\'i}cia F Nascimento and Mariana Oliveira-Silva and G. Veron and Jorge Salazar-Bravo and Pablo Rodrigues Gonçalves and Alfredo R. Langguth and C. R. Silva and Cibele Rodrigues Bonvicino},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
The genus Potos (Procyonidae) is currently recognized as a monotypic genus comprising the single species Potos flavus, the kinkajou. Kinkajous are widely distributed throughout forested habitats of tropical Central and South America, extending from eastern Brazil across central Bolivia, eastern Peru, northern Ecuador, Guianas, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, and then through Central America and into western Mexico. The taxonomic history of the species is complex, with seven or eight subspecies… Expand
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