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Relationships of the extinct rodent Cricetops to Lophiomys and the Cricetinae (Rodentia, Cricetidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2784

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dc.contributor.author Wahlert, John H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:12:10Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:12:10Z
dc.date.issued 1984 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5263
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Cricetops, an extinct cricetid from the mid-Oligocene of Mongolia and Kazakhstan, and Lophiomys, a peculiar cricetid living in eastern Africa, share dorsoventral expansion of the jugal bone and enclosure of fossettids in the transverse crests of M[subscript 1]. They are proposed as each other's closest relative and inlcuded in the subfamily Lophiomyinae. Emphasis on transverse wear is hared by these genera and the living Cricetinae: Cricetulus, Phodopus, Mesocricetus, and Cricetus. The two subfamilies are considered closest relatives and placed in the muroid family Cricetidae. Cricetops and the living cricetines are chiefly northern Asiatic groups. Immigration to Africa from Asia is proposed for the ancestors of Lophiomys"--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. 2784 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2784, 1984 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cricetops. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lophiomys. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hamsters en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Muridae, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Muridae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents, Fossil -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents, Fossil -- Kazakhstan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Africa, EastvClassification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Oligocene -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Oligocene -- Kazakhstan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Kazakhstan. en_US
dc.title Relationships of the extinct rodent Cricetops to Lophiomys and the Cricetinae (Rodentia, Cricetidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2784 en_US
dc.title.alternative Cricetops and Lophiomys en_US
dc.type text 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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