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Mammals of Bolivia : taxonomy and distribution. Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 231

Show simple item record Anderson, Sydney, 1927- en_US 2005-11-22T22:58:39Z 2005-11-22T22:58:39Z 1997 en_US
dc.description 652 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-568) and index. en_US
dc.description.abstract "Studies of published records and of about 36,900 specimens of native mammals from Bolivia reveal that at least 327 species occur there. Probably more than 20 other species, either new to science or new to Bolivia, remain to be discovered. In addition to these species names, some 44 additional subspecies names are used. Most of the subspecies names reflect taxonomic history more than detailed knowledge of geographic variation. In this report, the taxonomic status of each taxon within Bolivia is noted. Scientific names that have been used for Bolivian specimens are given for each species and subspecies, and all known publications that have specifically referred to Bolivian specimens are cited, along with a few other works selected for special reasons. Specimens are listed, and localities are mapped, including the prediction of the probable distribution of each species within Bolivia. Illustrated keys are based primarily on external, cranial, and dental characters and include 10 domestic and introduced species in addition to native species. The number of species present in most local areas ranges from about 50 to 180. Analysis indicates four major faunal areas: lowland tropics, lowland temperate zone (including the chacoan area), forested yungas, and highlands (altiplano). The highland and lowland faunas are almost mutually exclusive; the break between temperate and tropical is indistinct"--P. 3. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; no. 231 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 no.231, 1997 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Bolivia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Bolivia -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.title Mammals of Bolivia : taxonomy and distribution. Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 231 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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