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New Eocene ctenodactyloid rodents from the eastern Gobi Desert of Mongolia and a phylogenetic analysis of ctenodactyloids based on dental features. American Museum novitates ; no. 3246

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dc.contributor.author Dashzeveg, Demberelyin. en_US
dc.contributor.author Meng, Jin (Paleontologist) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mongolian-American Museum Paleontological Project. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mongolyn Shinzhlėkh Ukhaany Akademi. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:54:32Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:54:32Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3235
dc.description 20 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-18). en_US
dc.description.abstract Two ctenodactyloid rodents, Mergenomys orientalis, n. gen. and sp., and Butomys prima, n. gen. and sp., from the middle Eocene localities of the eastern Gobi Desert of Mongolia are described. Dental features that bear phylogenetic importance for ctenodactyloids are discussed. A cladistic analysis based primarily on dental features reveals the phylogenetic positions of the two new taxa. Mergenomys is closely related to the clade of the Ctenodactylidae, whereas Butomys is possibly related to Tsinlingomyinae. The analysis indicates that several traditional taxa of ctenodactyloids, such as Cocomyidae and Yuomyidae, are paraphyletic. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3246 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3246, 1998 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mergenomys orientalis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Butomys prima. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents, Fossil -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents, Fossil -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gundis -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dentition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) en_US
dc.title New Eocene ctenodactyloid rodents from the eastern Gobi Desert of Mongolia and a phylogenetic analysis of ctenodactyloids based on dental features. American Museum novitates ; no. 3246 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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