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Geographic ranges of North American terrestrial mammals. American Museum novitates ; no. 2629

Show simple item record Anderson, Sydney, 1927- en_US 2005-10-06T16:12:08Z 2005-10-06T16:12:08Z 1977 en_US
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Existing theory on the geographic ranges occupied by species focuses on individual species, the density of species at different places, and not on the question as to what the size-distribution of the ranges of species in a larger fauna is or how this distribution may be explained. The ranges of North American terrestrial mammals are examined and a regular decline in the number of species having ranges in successively larger size-classes of ranges is found. The frequency distribution does not fit the lognormal or any of several other familiar distributions and further work is needed to develop a model that does fit. Other taxa and faunas should be examined also"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2629 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- North America -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.title Geographic ranges of North American terrestrial mammals. American Museum novitates ; no. 2629 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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