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On the identity of the tree squirrel Macroxus chinensis Gray, 1867. American Museum novitates ; no. 1970

Show simple item record Moore, Joseph Curtis. en_US Tate, G. H. H. (George Henry Hamilton), 1894-1953. en_US 2005-10-06T17:25:10Z 2005-10-06T17:25:10Z 1959 en_US
dc.description 7 p. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 7). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Specimen B.M. No. 70b, not specimen B.M. No. 70a, is evidently the type of the tree squirrel species Macroxus chinensis Gray, 1867. Species chinensis is not synonymous with Sundasciurus philippinensis, as has been suggested, nor is it a member of the Oriental tribe Callosciurini. It is instead a member of the primarily Holarctic and Neotropical tribe Sciurini. Although the Sciurini have one member that occupies a relict range in the Oriental region (Reithrosciurus macrotis in Borneo), it sems unlikely that chinensis is another such Oriental species of which the range, except for being allegedly in China, remains entirely unknown. The chinensis material is believed to represent the South American genus genus Guerlinguetus. The specimen B.M. No. 70a seems to represent some geographic variation of ingrami. The pelage of the specimen B.M. No. 70b has not been adequately reported upon, but apparently it could represent some other Guerlinguetus"--P. 6-7. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1970 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1970, 1959 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Macroxus chinensis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Squirrels -- Type specimens. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Squirrels en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Squirrels -- China -- History. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Squirrels -- South America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- China -- History. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- South America en_US
dc.title On the identity of the tree squirrel Macroxus chinensis Gray, 1867. American Museum novitates ; no. 1970 en_US
dc.title.alternative Tree squirrel en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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