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Fei Li, Xi Zheng, Xue-Long Jiang, Bosco Pui Lok Chan. Rediscovery of the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) in Yingjiang County,Yunnan Province,China. Zoological Research, 2017, 38(4): 206-207. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2017.044
Citation: Fei Li, Xi Zheng, Xue-Long Jiang, Bosco Pui Lok Chan. Rediscovery of the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) in Yingjiang County,Yunnan Province,China. Zoological Research, 2017, 38(4): 206-207. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2017.044

Rediscovery of the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) in Yingjiang County,Yunnan Province,China

doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2017.044
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  • Corresponding author: Bosco Pui Lok Chan, boscokf@kfbg.org
  • Received Date: 2017-05-05
  • Rev Recd Date: 2017-07-03
  • Publish Date: 2017-07-18
  • The sun bear, Helarctos malayanus (Raffles, 1821), is a forest-dependent bear species distributed in tropical Southeast Asia. The species was previously reported from scattered localities in southwestern China, which is at the northeastern edge of its global range. Due to the scarcity of reliable recent records, some authorities cast doubt on the continued existence of sun bear in China. Here we present the rediscovery of this species in Yingjiang County, western Yunnan Province, China, near the international border with Myanmar’s Kachin State.
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