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A revision of the didelphid marsupial genus Marmosa. Part 1, The species in Tate's 'mexicana' and 'mitis' sections and other closely related forms. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 334)

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dc.contributor.author Rossi, Rogério V.
dc.contributor.author Voss, Robert S.
dc.contributor.author Lunde, Darrin P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-09T13:11:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-09T13:11:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6062
dc.description 83 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. "Issued June 3, 2010." Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-71). en
dc.description.abstract We revise the nominal species of mouse opossums currently synonymized with Marmosa mexicana Merriam, 1897, and M. robinsoni Bangs, 1898, which include all of the trans-Andean taxa currently assigned to the nominotypical subgenus of Marmosa. In addition, we redescribe two other species that appear to be closely related to M. mexicana and M. robinsoni based on morphological or molecular citeria: M. rubra Tate, 1931, and M. xerophila Handley and Gordon, 1979. Based on first-hand examination of holotypes and other material (about 1500 specimens in total), we additionally recognize M. isthmica Goldman, 1912, and M. simonsi Thomas, 1899 (both currently synonymized with M. robinsoni), and M. zeledoni Goldman, 1917 (currently synonymized with M. mexicana), as valid species. For each of the seven species recognized as valid herein (M. mexicana, M. zeledoni, M. isthmica, M. robinsoni, M. xerophila, M. simonsi, M. rubra), we describe and illustrate diagnostic external and craniodental characters, tabulate measurement data from adult specimens, list all known examples of sympatry, and map geographic ranges based on specimens examined. The species newly recognized as valid herein, all of which occur in Central America and/or northwestern South America, substantially increase the known diversity of trans-Andean mouse opossums, but it is not currently known whether or not these represent a distinct radiation within the genus Marmosa. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 334. en
dc.subject Marmosa. en
dc.subject Opossums. en
dc.subject Latin America. en
dc.title A revision of the didelphid marsupial genus Marmosa. Part 1, The species in Tate's 'mexicana' and 'mitis' sections and other closely related forms. (Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 334) en
dc.title.alternative Species in Tate's 'mexicana' and 'mitis' sections and other closely related forms. en
dc.title.alternative Revision of Marmosa. en


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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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