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A review of Microhydromys (Rodentia, Murinae), with description of a new species from southern New Guinea. (American Museum novitates, no. 3676)

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dc.contributor.author Helgen, K. M. (Kristofer M.)
dc.contributor.author Leary, Tanya.
dc.contributor.author Aplin, Kenneth P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T19:36:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-09T19:36:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6039
dc.description 22 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm. "March 4, 2010." Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-22). en
dc.description.abstract The murine rodent genus Microhydromys Tate and Archbold, 1941, includes the smallest of the native rodents of New Guinea and is the rarest Australo-Papuan rodent genus preserved in world museums. We discuss the morphological characteristics of Microhydromys and diagnose two species in the genus: M. richardsoni Tate and Archbold, 1941, distributed over northern New Guinea, and M. argenteus, n. sp., recorded from three localities in southern New Guinea. The only other species previously classified in the genus--Microhydromys musseri Flannery, 1989--is re-allocated to the genus Pseudohydromys Rümmler, 1934. The little available information relating to their biology indicates the species of Microhydromys to be terrestrial inhabitants of foothill and lower montane forest formations and probably naturally rare in those environments. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3676. en
dc.subject Microhydromys argenteus. en
dc.subject Microhydromys. en
dc.subject New Guinea. en
dc.subject Rodents. en
dc.title A review of Microhydromys (Rodentia, Murinae), with description of a new species from southern New Guinea. (American Museum novitates, no. 3676) en


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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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