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Definitions of Indochinese Rattus losea and a new species from Vietnam. American Museum novitates ; no. 2814

Show simple item record Musser, Guy G. en_US Newcomb, Cameron. en_US 2005-10-06T18:10:11Z 2005-10-06T18:10:11Z 1985 en_US
dc.description 32 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-32). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The morphological characteristics, geographic distribution, habitat, and habits of Rattus losea are presented. The species occurs in grass, scrub, and agricultural habitats of Indochina north of the Isthmus of Kra (lat. 1050'N). Its closest phylogenetic relative is the new species, Rattus osgoodi, known from samples obtained from the Langbian Peak region in southern Vietnam. The morphological and geographic features of R. losea and its relative are contrasted with those of other Indochinese Rattus, namely, R. rattus, R. norvegicus, R. exulans, R. sikkimensis, R. nitidus, R. turkestanicus, R. argentiventer, and R. brunneus. The ricefield rat, R. argentiventer, may be more closely related to R. losea and the new species than to any other species of Indochinese Rattus, a hypothesis that should be tested with other kinds of data. Results presented here are part of a systematic study of native Asian Rattus"--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. 2814 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2814, 1985 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus losea en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus osgoodi en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rattus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Asia, Southeastern en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- China, Southeast en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Vietnam en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Asia, Southeastern en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- China, Southeast en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Vietnam en_US
dc.title Definitions of Indochinese Rattus losea and a new species from Vietnam. American Museum novitates ; no. 2814 en_US
dc.title.alternative Indochinese Rattus losea 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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