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Periotic morphology in the tricosurin possums Strigocuscus celebensis and Wyulda squamicaudata (Diprotodontia, Phalangeridae) and a revised diagnosis of the tribe Trichosurini. American Museum novitates ; no. 3414

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dc.contributor.author Crosby, Kirsten. en_US
dc.contributor.author Norris, Christopher A., 1966- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:40:17Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:40:17Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/2843
dc.description 14 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14). en_US
dc.description.abstract The morphology of the periotic in the extant trichosurin possums Strigocuscus celebensis and Wyulda squamicaudata is described and compared with that of various species of extant and extinct phalangerid marsupials. The periotic morphologies of S. celebensis and W. squamicaudata show a number of similarities with those of brushtailed possums of the genus Trichosurus, strengthening the case for a monophyletic tribe Trichosurini consisting of these three genera. Comparisons with periotics of possums from the Tertiary Riversleigh deposits of Queensland that were previously assigned on the basis of craniodental anatomy to Trichosurus and Strigocuscus suggest that, despite some similarities, the three extant trichosurins may be more closely related to each other than to the Riversleigh taxa. A revised morphological diagnosis of the Trichosurini is provided, incorporating these data. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3414 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3414 2003 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Strigocuscus celebensis -- Morphology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wyulda squamicaudata -- Morphology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ear -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Trichosurini en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Brush-tailed possums en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phalangeridae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marsupials, Fossil -- Australia -- Riversleigh Station Region (Qld.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Tertiary -- Australia -- Riversleigh Station Region (Qld.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Australia -- Riversleigh Station Region (Qld.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phalangeridae -- Australia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Phalangeridae -- Indonesia -- Celebes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Australia -- Riversleigh Station Region (Qld.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Australia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Indonesia -- Celebes en_US
dc.title Periotic morphology in the tricosurin possums Strigocuscus celebensis and Wyulda squamicaudata (Diprotodontia, Phalangeridae) and a revised diagnosis of the tribe Trichosurini. American Museum novitates ; no. 3414 en_US
dc.title.alternative Phalangerid periotics en_US
dc.type text 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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