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First time picture of a live melanistic Greater Galago, Otolemur crassicaudatus monteiri

Publié le par YH

In August 2012, in the adjacent Rukwa Game reserve, one of the camera traps set by a student from UASWS-hepia, S. Mermod recorded what appears to be the first image of a live melanistic Greater galago. If the species was known from neighbouring Katavi NP (A. Perkin, pers. comm., 2012), it was not recorded previously neither in Rukwa GR or Mlele FR. Finally it was, according to our knowledge, never photo-captured before. The species has been observed equally in Mlele Beekeeping Zone. Despite our efforts, we didn’t manage yet to take proper pictures of the smaller galago – probably G. moholi- which are numerous! We take the opportunity to thank Andrew Perkin - bwana komba, Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong, Simon Bearder and Charles Foley for their assistance in the determination of this species.

The black morph of the Greater galago captured in Rukwa GR in 2012

The black morph of the Greater galago captured in Rukwa GR in 2012

Pictures of normal morph of the Greater galago, Selous GR, 2013
Pictures of normal morph of the Greater galago, Selous GR, 2013
Pictures of normal morph of the Greater galago, Selous GR, 2013

Pictures of normal morph of the Greater galago, Selous GR, 2013

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baraka melakiti 06/03/2014 07:22

that is amazing findings, it is so great to identify a new species, this shiws the IBA forest Reserve have still have unique wealthier.
Thanks for discovering