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A systematic revision of Macrotus (Chiroptera). American Museum novitates ; no. 2212

Show simple item record Anderson, Sydney, 1927- en_US Nelson, Craig E. (Craig Eugene), 1940- en_US 2005-10-06T17:23:31Z 2005-10-06T17:23:31Z 1965 en_US
dc.description 39 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-39). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Among 810 specimens of bats of the genus Macrotus (Phyllostomatidae) that were studied are specimens representing populations both geographically and morphologically intermediate between the three nominal species recognized in recent years. Specimens from Sinaloa are intergrades between Macrotus californicus and Macrotus mexicanus, and specimens from Cuba are intergrades between M. mexicanus and M. waterhousii. Therefore, we conclude that a single species, Macrotus waterhousii, having seven subspecies, ranges from California south to Guatemala on the mainland and occurs on most West Indian islands east to Hispaniola. Secondary sexual dimorphism was not detected. Only adults were used in geographic comparisons. Individual variation is described. Various degrees of intraspecific differences are described, and the relevance of the subspecies concept is discussed. Synonymies, ranges, types, detailed comments, and lists of specimens are included in the Accounts of subspecies"--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. 2212 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2212, 1965 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Macrotus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- California en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- California en_US
dc.title A systematic revision of Macrotus (Chiroptera). American Museum novitates ; no. 2212 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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