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SPECIES Martes gwatkinsii

Author:Horsfield, 1851.
Citation:Cat. Mamm. Mus. E. India Co.: 90.
Common Name:Nilgiri Marten
Type Locality:"Madras" [India].
Distribution:S India.
Status:CITES Appendix III (India); IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Included in Martes flavigula by Corbet (1978), Honacki et al. (1982), and Corbet and Hill (1992); however, separated by Bonhote (1901b), Pocock (1936a, 1941a), Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), Anderson (1970) and Rozhnov (1995). Pocock (1936a) placed gwatkinsii and flavigula in the genus Lamprogale.
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