Bats from eastern Papua and the East Papuan islands. American Museum novitates ; no. 2747

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dc.contributor.author Koopman, Karl F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:13:21Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:13:21Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5288
dc.description 34 p. : map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-34). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The bat fauna of eastern Papua, including Central, Northern, and Milne Bay provinces on the mainland and the Louisiade, D'Entrecasteaux, and Trobriand archipelagos, is reviewed. Five families, 23 genera, and 45 species are known from the area. Forty species are known from the mainland or continental islands and 23 from from one or another island (or islands) of the three archipelagos. Only six species occur on the islands but not on the mainland and only two of these (Dobsonia pannietensis, Kerivoula agnella) are endemic. Most of the insular species for which precise affinities can be determined show closest relationship to mainland populations, but a few have their affinities with those of the Bismarcks or Solomons. Most of the East Papuan mainland species are apparently confined to the lowlands. The East Papuan highland bat fauna is seemingly depauperate compared with that of more extensive highland areas to the northwest. There is only one documented case of altitudinal variation within a species (Pipistrellus) and only one of altitudinal replacement among close relatives (Tadarida). A new subspecies, Rhinolophus megaphyllus vandeuseni, is described"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2747 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2747, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Melanesia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Papua New Guinea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Melanesia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- New Guinea en_US
dc.title Bats from eastern Papua and the East Papuan islands. American Museum novitates ; no. 2747 en_US
dc.title.alternative Papuan bats 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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