The osteology of Matutinia (Simplicidentata, Mammalia) and its relationship to Rhombomylus. American Museum novitates ; no. 3371

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dc.contributor.author Ding, Suyin. en_US
dc.contributor.author Meng, Jin. en_US
dc.contributor.author McKenna, Malcolm C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, Chuan-Kuei.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:40:52Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:40:52Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2860
dc.description 33 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-33). en_US
dc.description.abstract "New dental, cranial, and postcranial specimens of the eurymylid Matutinia nitidulus from the early Eocene Lingcha Formation, Hengyang Basin, Hunan Province, China, are described. These materials are among the best of basal gliroid mammals from Asia. Matutinia is similar to Rhombomylus in general tooth and cranial morphologies, including an expanded hypocone shelf on the upper cheek teeth and a complex zygomatic arch. These features distinguish the two genera from other eurymylids such as Heomys and Eurymylus. Matutinia differs from Rhombomylus in having lower crowned and less lophate cheek teeth, fewer bony septa in the mastoid chamber, a lower promontorium, and a carotid foramen in the ear region. Based on the new material, we consider Matutinia a valid genus, not a junior synonym of Rhombomylus"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3371 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3371, 2002 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Matutinia nitidulus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rhombomylus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- China -- Hunan Sheng. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- China -- Hunan Sheng. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- China -- Hunan Sheng. en_US
dc.title The osteology of Matutinia (Simplicidentata, Mammalia) and its relationship to Rhombomylus. American Museum novitates ; no. 3371 en_US
dc.title.alternative Morphology of Matutinia en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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