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Andrew P Jennings

Andrew P Jennings
Small Carnivores - Research and Conservation · _

PhD

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Introduction
I have worked on small carnivore projects in Europe, the USA, South America and Southeast Asia, including a radio-telemetry study in Malaysia, camera-trapping projects in Indonesia, and GIS studies. I have published several papers on small carnivores, and I am a co-author of the Mongooses of the World book and three book chapters (Viverridae, Herpestidae, and Mustelidae) of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Volume 1: Carnivores.

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Publications (93)
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In Southeast Asia, the conversion of native forests to oil palm plantations threatens tropical biodiversity, but very little is known about the impacts of oil palm cultivation on small carnivore species. To determine the diversity and occupancy of small carnivores within oil palm plantations and to investigate possible factors that might affect the...
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Knowledge of a species’ distribution and habitat preferences is of paramount importance when assessing its conservation status. We used accurately recorded occurrence records and ecological niche modeling to predict the distribution of two poorly known small carnivore species that occur in Asia, the spotted linsang (Prionodon pardicolor) and banded...
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Knowledge of the distribution and habitat preferences of a species is of paramount importance when assessing its conservation status. We used accurately recorded occurrence records and ecological niche modelling to predict the distribution of two threatened and poorly known small carnivore species that occur in Southeast Asia, the banded civet ( He...
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Although Southeast Asia has a high diversity of small carnivore species, little is known about their distributions and ecology, and several species are now threatened with extinction. We predicted the distributions of 8 civet and mongoose species within Southeast Asia using ecological niche modeling, determined their habitat/elevation niche prefere...
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The Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga) is found throughout Southeast Asia, but there have been very few studies on its natural history and ecology. We present here the results from the first radio telemetry study of this species on Peninsular Malaysia and compared our findings to similar studies on Borneo and Sulawesi. From August 2004 to August 2006...
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The Herpestidae is an ecologically and behaviourally diverse family that comprises 25 African and 9 Asian mongoose species. They are slender, small carnivores (ranging from 200 g to 5 kg) that live in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia; one mongoose species is found in Europe and a few species have been introduced in many places in the world. The He...
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Southeast Asia supports 13 civet and 4 mongoose species that are poorly known and some are threatened with extinction. We investigated the ecology and distribution of several species, using radio‐telemetry, ecological niche modelling, and camera‐trapping. On Buton Island, Sulawesi, we obtained radio‐telemetry data from eight Malay civets, Viverra t...
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La famille des mangoustes compte 34 espèces, présentes en Afrique et en Asie dans des habitats très variés, de la savane à la forêt tropicale. De la structure sociale complexe des suricates et des mangues rayées, à la vie solitaire des mangoustes à queue courte, cette famille de petits carnivores réserve bien des surprises.
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The Javan mongoose Urva javanica and the small Indian mongoose Urva auropunctata have been recently shown not to be conspecific. However, the limits of their respective distribution ranges have not been fully defined. In particular, Chinese populations were not attributed to either species using molecular data. Furthermore, the small mongooses foun...
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The Malagasy carnivorans (Eupleridae) comprise seven genera and up to ten species, depending on the authority, and, within the past decades, two new taxa have been described. The family is divided into two subfamilies, the Galidiinae, mongoose-like animals, and the Euplerinae, with diverse body forms. To verify the taxonomic status of Galidiinae sp...
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Due to the difficulty in obtaining samples, the systematics of the Hemigalinae civets has not been fully resolved. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationships of the species and the intraspecific diversity within this subfamily, and to explore the environmental factors that might have affected its evolution. Using two mitochondrial and t...
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This paper reviews the distribution and status of a group of carnivores belonging to different sub-families of mustelids and skunks that have similar morphological characteristics and fossorial activities. On the basis of scientific literature and a questionnaire that was sent to wildlife researchers and agencies in countries where badger species a...
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Spatial distribution of small carnivores within oil palm plantations
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Using molecular data and morphological features, we investigated the species limits and genetic diversity among populations of the Asian palm civets of the genus Paradoxurus. Our main objectives were to determine the number of species within Paradoxurus hermaphroditus and to test the validity of the newly proposed species within Paradoxurus zeylone...
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The small-toothed palm civet Arctogalidia trivirgata is a small, arboreal civet belonging to the subfamily Paradoxurinae (Viverridae) that is found in northeast India, southern China, and Southeast Asia. This is an understudied species with a debated taxonomy. Variation in coat colour and pattern has driven authors to describe numerous taxa of this...
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Although recent molecular studies have clarified the phylogeny of mongooses, the systematics of the Southeast Asian species was incomplete as the collared mongoose Urva semitorquata and some debatable taxa (Hose's mongoose, Palawan mongoose) were missing in the analyses. We sequenced three mitochondrial (cytochrome b, ND2, control region) and one n...
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The Malay civet Viverra tangalunga Gray, 1832 is a fairly large viverrid that has a wide distribution in both the Sundaic and Wallacea regions of Southeast Asia. We investigated the genetic diversity of V. tangalunga by analysing the mitochondrial DNA of 81 individuals throughout its range in order to elucidate the evolutionary history of this spec...
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We describe Halmaheramys bokimekot Fabre, Pagès, Musser, Fitriana, Semiadi & Helgen gen. et sp. nov., a new genus and species of murine rodent from the North Moluccas, and study its phylogenetic placement using both molecular and morphological data. We generated a densely sampled mitochondrial and nuclear DNA data set that included most genera of I...
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Southeast Asia supports 17 species of civets (Viverridae) and mongooses (Herpestidae). Yet most of these species are poorly known and some are threatened with extinction. We have investigated several viverrids and hespestids within this region using a variety of techniques (radio-telemetry, camera-trapping, and ecological niche modelling), and thes...
Conference Paper
The Herpestidae is an ecologically and behaviourally diverse family that comprises 25 African and nine Asian mongoose species. A recent phylogenetic study confirmed the paraphyly of the Herpestes genus and showed that the Asian mongooses form a monophyletic group, which should now be placed in the genus Urva. However, the systematics of the Asian m...
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The ecology of Asian rainforest mongooses is very poorly known. The short-tailed mongoose (Herpestes brachyurus) is found in rainforests throughout Southeast Asia and very little is documented about its natural history and ecology. Here, we present results from the first radio telemetry study of this species. We captured seven short-tailed mongoose...
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Aim Using molecular data and dental features, we investigated the genetic and morphological diversity among species of palm civets in the genus Paradoxurus, with a focus on the common palm civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Carnivora, Viverridae), in order to address biogeographic scenarios and provide recommendations for a taxonomic revision. Loca...
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Until now, phylogenetic studies of the mongooses (Carnivora, Herpestidae) have not included an exhaustive sampling of the Asian members of this family. In this study, we used mitochondrial (Cytochrome b and ND2), nuclear (beta-fibrinogen intron 7 and Transthyretin intron 1) sequences from almost all of the recognized mongoose species to produce a w...