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Notes on the Philippine rat, Limnomys, and the identity of Limnomys picinus, a composite. American Museum novitates ; no. 2636

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dc.contributor.author Musser, Guy G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:44:10Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:44:10Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2950
dc.description 14 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Limnomys is a genus of small rats represented by a handful of specimens from the Philippine Islands. Three species have been included within Limnomys: L. sibuanus, the type-species, and L. mearnsi, both from Mindanao; and L. picinus from Mindoro. I show in the present paper that mearnsi is likely only a geographic variant of L. sibuanus, and that the holotype of L. picinus is a composite: the skin is that of a juvenile of Rattus mindorensis and the skull is from a specimen of Limnomys mearnsi. The content of Limnomys is then restricted to one species with possible geographic variants; that species is now known only from the mountains of Mindanao. Its possible relatives live in forests of central Celebes"--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. 2636 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Limnomys en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus -- Philippines en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Philippines en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Philippines en_US
dc.title Notes on the Philippine rat, Limnomys, and the identity of Limnomys picinus, a composite. American Museum novitates ; no. 2636 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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