Description of a new genus and species of rodent (Murinae, Muridae, Rodentia) from the tower karst region of northeastern Vietnam ; American Museum novitates : no. 3517

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dc.contributor.author Musser, Guy G.
dc.contributor.author Lunde, Darrin P.
dc.contributor.author Truong Son, Nguyên
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-23T16:17:47Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-23T16:17:47Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5794
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-41). en
dc.description.abstract "Tonkinomys daovantieni, a new genus and species of murid rodent in the Dacnomys division, is described. It is represented by 14 adults collected from talus habitats in the forested tower karst landscape of the Huu Lien Nature Reserve of northeastern Vietnam. The combination of semispinous, dense, grayish black fur covering upperparts; a dark gray venter; gray ears; a thick, bicolored tail considerably shorter than length of head and body; and large, extremely bulbous footpads is unlike any other species of Indomalayan murid. Body size and build of the new rat, along with some cranial features, are similar to the Thai Leopoldamys neilli, but other cranial traits coupled with molar occlusal patterns resemble morphology in species of the Indomalayan Niviventer, Chiromyscus, and Saxatilomys. The new species is petricolous, includes insects in its diet, and was found only in talus composed of large limestone blocks. Its distribution in the reserve is likely patchy. Whether this limestone rat is restricted to the extensive karst regions of northeastern Vietnam or also occurs in southern China and elsewhere in the northern karst landscapes of Indochina, and Vietnam in particular, will be known only by conducting surveys in limestone regions outside of northeastern Vietnam"--P. [1]. en
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates : no. 3517 en
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3517, 2006 en
dc.subject.lcsh Tonkinomys daovantieni -- Classification. en
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Vietnam -- Lang Son (Province) -- Classification. en
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Vietnam -- Lang Son (Province) -- Classification. en
dc.title Description of a new genus and species of rodent (Murinae, Muridae, Rodentia) from the tower karst region of northeastern Vietnam ; American Museum novitates : no. 3517 en
dc.title.alternative New rodent from Vietnam en
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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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