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 .


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

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