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1- Negaunee Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago IL 60605, USA , bpatterson@fieldmuseum.org
2- Department of Biological Sciences, University of Caldas, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
3- Núcleo de História Natural da UFPI, Campus Amílcar Ferreira Sobral, Universidade Federal do Piauí – UFPI BR343, Km 3,5 - Bairro Meladão, 64808-605, Floriano, PI, Brazil 4
4- Department of Organismal Biology, Human Evolution, Evolutionsbiologiskt Centrum EBC, Norbyvägen18 A, Uppsala Universitet, 752 36, Uppsala, Sweden
5- Negaunee Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago IL 60605, USA
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A brief review of the phylogeny and nomenclature of the weasels, genus Mustela Linnaeus, 1758 in the broad sense, indicates continuing confusion over the appropriate name for the well-supported American clade included within it. A case is made that the American mink (Neovison vison) and three allied species (Mustela frenata, M. felipei, and M. africana) should now be recognized in the genus Neogale Gray, 1865. The ages and morphological disparities of both Neogale and Mustela sensu stricto indicate that both are in need of comprehensive revisions.
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2021/03/10 | Accepted: 2021/03/23 | Published: 2021/04/14

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