Australian Museum Journal Skull and tooth variation in the genus Perameles. Part I: anatomical features

Shortform:
Freedman, 1967, Rec. Aust. Mus. 27(6): 147–165
Author(s):
Freedman, L.
Year published:
1967
Title:
Skull and tooth variation in the genus Perameles. Part I: anatomical features
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Start page:
147
End page:
165
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1967.441
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 16–23
Date published:
14 July 1967
Cover date:
14 July 1967
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA
Digitized:
09 December 2008
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
441
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (91kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3120kb PDF)

Abstract

This study of the anatomical and metrical features of the skull and teeth of bandicoots of the genus Perameles was undertaken in order to analyse age, sex, and locality variations and trends. It is hoped that the results of the study will assist in the assessment of intra- and inter-specific taxonomic, phylogenetic and ecological relationships, enable the various subgeneric taxa to be more clearly defined, and facilitate the identification of subfossil and fossil fragments and isolated teeth. The present section of the study, Part I, outlines the taxonomy of the genus Perameles and describes generally the material used in the whole study. It also includes an illustrated, anatomical description of the skull and teeth of Perameles nasuta and a discussion of the anatomical variations of these features in other members of the genus Perameles.