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Sundaic Rattus : definitions of Rattus baluensis and Rattus korinchi. American Museum novitates ; no. 2862

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dc.contributor.author Musser, Guy G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5191
dc.description 24 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Among the 14 genera and 41 species of murid rodents that are native to the peninsula and islands on the Sunda Shelf are five species of Rattus. Two of these, R. baluensis from Gunung Kinabalu in Sabah and R. korinchi from the mountains of central Sumatra, were regarded as isolated mountain populations of one species. Restudy of specimens in museum collections indicates the Bornean population to be a species closely related to the widespread Sundaic R. tiomanicus, which is a relative of R. rattus and other species native to continental Asia and India. Morphological characteristics of R. korinchi are unlike any other species of Rattus. These endemic Bornean and Sumatran Rattus are contrasted and defined"--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. 2862 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2862, 1986 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus baluensis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus korinchi en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus -- Greater Sunda Islands en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Greater Sunda Islands en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Greater Sunda Islands en_US
dc.title Sundaic Rattus : definitions of Rattus baluensis and Rattus korinchi. American Museum novitates ; no. 2862 en_US
dc.title.alternative Definitions of Rattus baluensis and Rattus korinchi 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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