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
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 .
Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
African Journal of Ecology: Volume 58, Issue 3
|Funders||ECOFAC 6 program of the European Union, Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon and Total Gabon Vert|
|Publication date online||30/06/2020|
|Date accepted by journal||27/05/2020|