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A revision of the didelphid marsupial genus Marmosops. Part 1, Species of the subgenus Sciophanes. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 402)

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dc.contributor.author Díaz-Nieto, Juan F.
dc.contributor.author Voss, Robert S.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-12T15:29:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-12T15:29:17Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6653
dc.description 70 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this report, the first installment of a comprehensive revision of the didelphid marsupial genus Marmosops, we revise the species of the subgenus Sciophanes. Based on morphological character variation among almost 300 examined specimens--which we interpret in the context of a previously published analysis of molecular sequence data--this revision recognizes 12 valid species in three monophyletic species groups: the Parvidens Group (including M. pakaraimae, M. parvidens, and M. pinheiroi), the Fuscatus Group (M. carri, M. fuscatus, M. handleyi, and M. invictus), and the Bishopi Group (M. bishopi, M. juninensis, M. ojastii, and two new species). For each species we summarize information about type material, ecogeographic distribution, and diagnostic morphological characters. Despite our diligent search for relevant material in North and South American museums, the absence of any specimens of Sciophanes from vast Amazonian and Andean landscapes with seemingly suitable habitat suggests that significant range extensions and/or new species will result from future inventory fieldwork. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History;no.402.
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5531/sd.sp.21
dc.subject Sciophanes. en_US
dc.subject Marmosops. en_US
dc.subject Marsupials. en_US
dc.subject Latin America. en_US
dc.title A revision of the didelphid marsupial genus Marmosops. Part 1, Species of the subgenus Sciophanes. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 402) en_US
dc.title.alternative Species of the subgenus Sciophanes. en_US
dc.title.alternative Didelphid marsupial genus Marmosops. en_US


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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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