Mammalian hybrids and generic limits. American Museum novitates ; no. 2635

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dc.contributor.author Van Gelder, Richard George, 1928- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:22:41Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5474
dc.description 25 p. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-25). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A taxonomic level, the genus, is analyzed from the perspective of reproduction isolation. It is concluded that if species are, by definition, reproductively isolated, then species in one genus should not be capable of breeding with species in other genera. A survey of reported mammalian intergeneric intergeneric hybrids and the application of reproductive criteria to the definition of the category of genus led to the recommendation of a number of taxonomic changes in the context of genera. These include the following genera, with synonyms in parentheses: Macropus (Thylogale, Osphranter, Megaleia, Wallabia); Cercopithecus (Papio, Macaca, Cercocebus, Mandrillus, Cynopithecus, Theropithecus, Erythrocebus, Allenopithecus, Comopithecus); Grampus (Steno, Tursiops); Canis (Alopex, Urocyon, Fennecus, Vulpes, Cerdocyon, Dusicyon); Ursus (Thalarctos, Selenarctos); Melursus (Helarctos); Felis (Panthera); Arctocephalus (Zalophus); Tayassu (Dicotyles); Cervus (Dama, Axis, Elaphurus); Bos (Bibos, Bison); Tragelaphus (Taurotragus, Boocercus); Cephalophus (Sylvicapra); Alcelaphu (Damaliscus, Beatragus); Connochaetes (Gorgon); Kobus (Adenota, Onotragus); Capra (Ovis, Ammotragus)"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2635 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2635, 1977 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hybridization. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Species. en_US
dc.title Mammalian hybrids and generic limits. American Museum novitates ; no. 2635 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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