Article

Pangolins and bats living together in underground burrows in Lopé National Park, Gabon

Citation

Lehmann D, Halbwax ML, Makaga L, Whytock R, Ndindiwe Malata L, Bombenda Mouele W, Momboua BR, Koumba Pambo AF & White LJT (2020) Pangolins and bats living together in underground burrows in Lopé National Park, Gabon. African Journal of Ecology, 58 (3), pp. 540-542. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12759

Abstract
First paragraph: In light of recent publications (e.g. Lam et al., 2020; Shang et al., 2020) that indicate a link between pangolin and bat coronaviruses related to SARS‐CoV‐2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), we believe that recent observations of pangolins and bats sharing burrows in Lopé, Central Gabon, is of general interest. Our observations were made during an ecological and spatial movement study of the giant pangolin, Smutsia gigantea .

Keywords
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Journal
African Journal of Ecology: Volume 58, Issue 3

StatusPublished
FundersECOFAC 6 program of the European Union, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon and Total Gabon Vert
Publication date30/09/2020
Publication date online30/06/2020
Date accepted by journal27/05/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31306
PublisherWiley
ISSN0141-6707
eISSN1365-2028