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A morphometric analysis of Carollia (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2791

Show simple item record McLellan, Laura John. en_US 2005-10-06T17:05:32Z 2005-10-06T17:05:32Z 1984 en_US
dc.description 35 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-35). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The species of bats in the genus Carollia present a complex pattern of morphological variation which complicates identification of species. I examined sexual and geographic variation in cranial and mandibular measurements of 475 specimens of Carollia selected to represent the geographic range of each species in the genus: brevicauda, castanea, perspicillata, and subrufa. All species were easily separated by canonical variates analysis, with C. castanea being the most distinctive. Sexual dimorphism is present in all species and males consistently are larger than females. Significant differences are present among populations in all species. Carollia subrufa and C. brevicauda have morphologically distinct populations in the northern and southern portions of their range, whereas different populations of C. castanea sampled show no clear geographic pattern. Character values from samples of C. perspicillata form a continuum with non-overlapping values from the northernmost and southernmost portions of their geographic range"--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. 2791 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2791, 1984 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carollia -- Morphology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bats -- Latin America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Latin America en_US
dc.title A morphometric analysis of Carollia (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2791 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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