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A new genus of arboreal rat from Luzon Island in the Philippines. American Museum novitates ; no. 2730

Show simple item record Musser, Guy G. en_US 2005-10-06T18:16:00Z 2005-10-06T18:16:00Z 1982 en_US
dc.description 23 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-23). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The taxon latidens Sanborn, 1952, originally named and described as a species of Rattus, is taken out of that genus and placed in Abditomys, new genus. Some of its distinctive features, such as nails instead of claws on the halluces, wide upper incisors, and large molars with simple and laminar-like occlusal surfaces are not characteristic of Rattus. The species is known by two specimens from the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The relationship of latidens to other Murinae with nails on the halluces is discussed. Aspects of its natural history are presented"--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. 2730 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2730, 1982 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Abditomys latidens en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rats -- Philippines -- Luzon en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Philippines -- Luzon en_US
dc.title A new genus of arboreal rat from Luzon Island in the Philippines. American Museum novitates ; no. 2730 en_US
dc.title.alternative Luzon Island rat 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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