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A synopsis of Asian species of Mus (Rodentia, Muridae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 158, article 3

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Joe T. (Joe Truesdell), 1918- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T15:04:10Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T15:04:10Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/1223
dc.description p. 175-220 : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-220). en_US
dc.description.abstract "There are no outdoor, white-bellied house mice, Mus musculus, from southeast Asia to India. Outdoor habitats of this hiatus are occupied by other species of the genus Mus belonging to three subgenera: Pyromys, Rattus-like in its supraorbital ridges and embracing five woodland species; the shrewlike subgenus Coelomys whose five species are isolated on mountain forests; and six or more species of the subgenus Mus found in forest, scrub, grass, and cultivated fields but skipping over the most humid parts of the Malay Archipelago. These species are defined by qualitative differences in the shape of the skull, size, color, proportions, and karyotype. Inside buildings of this same hiatus area occur dark-bellied house mice with ochraceous tints, Mus musculus castaneus and M. m. tytleri. Their peculiar zygomatic plate shows their derivation from white-bellied Mus musculus of eastern Asia"--P. 177. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 158, article 3 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.158, art.3, 1977 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mus en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodents -- Asia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Asia en_US
dc.title A synopsis of Asian species of Mus (Rodentia, Muridae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 158, article 3 en_US
dc.title.alternative Asian Mus en_US
dc.type text 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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