Basicranial anatomy of the living linsangs Prionodon and Poiana (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae), with comments on the early evolution of aeluroid carnivorans. American Museum novitates ; no. 3330

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dc.contributor.author Hunt, Robert M., Jr. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:44:02Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:44:02Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2947
dc.description 24 p. : ill., 1 map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The living Asian linsang, Prionodon pardicolor, shares marked anatomical similarities in basicranium and dentition with the extinct Oligocene aeluroid, Palaeoprionodon lamandini, from the Quercy fissures, France. The living African linsang, Poiana richardsoni, is similar yet slightly more derived in basicranial traits relative to Prionodon pardicolor, and also has basicranial and dental features indicating a relationship to the living genets (Genetta). The basicranial and auditory anatomy of a series Palaeoprionodon-Prionodon-Poiana can be interpreted as a morphocline showing the progressive alteration of the form of the petrosal and auditory bulla from the plesiomorphic aeluroid state in the Quercy fossils to a derived condition typical of the linsangs (Prionodon, Poiana) and living genets (Genetta). The basicranial anatomy of Genetta, including the structure of the petrosal and auditory bulla, is typical of other species of the Viverridae. The other lineages of living viverrids are believed to have undergone a similar transformation in their basicranial anatomical pattern from the plesiomorphic state present in Oligocene aeluroids, exemplified by Palaeoprionodon, to the modern patterns typical of the living subfamilies (including the endemic Malagasy viverrid genera)"--P. 2. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3330 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3330, 2001 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prionodon pardicolor -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poiana richardsoni -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Skull base. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aeluroidea -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Viverridae -- Africa, West -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Viverridae -- Asia, Southeastern -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Africa, West -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Asia, Southeastern -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Palaeoprionodon. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Viverridae, Fossil -- France -- Quercy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- France -- Quercy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Oligocene -- France -- Quercy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- France -- Quercy. en_US
dc.title Basicranial anatomy of the living linsangs Prionodon and Poiana (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae), with comments on the early evolution of aeluroid carnivorans. American Museum novitates ; no. 3330 en_US
dc.title.alternative Aeluroid carnivore evolution en_US
dc.type text 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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