Australian Museum Journal Diagnoses of new mammals from the South-West Pacific

Shortform:
Troughton, 1945, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(6): 373–376
Author(s):
Troughton, Ellis Le G.
Year published:
1945
Title:
Diagnoses of new mammals from the South-West Pacific
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
21
Issue:
6
Start page:
373
End page:
376
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1945.551
Language:
English
Date published:
25 June 1945
Cover date:
25 June 1945
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: PACIFIC
Digitized:
29 June 2009
Reference number:
551
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (436kb PDF)

Abstract

During the past year various animal reservoir collections of rats and marsupials have been submitted for determination at the Australian Museum by several United States research units, especially the U.S.A. Typhus Commission, as represented in the South-West operational areas by Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius B. Philip and Major Glen M. Kohls.

The complexity of the mammalian fauna of New Guinea and the adjacent islands has been strikingly emphasized by examination of these important collections, and more or less tentative identifications have had to be supplied for the better known groups. It has also become essential to provide new names for some outstanding forms in accordance with their physical and zoo-geographical relationships. It is hoped to provide a representative set of the animal reservoir collection for the U.S. National Museum at Washington. With this object in view, an effort will be made to amplify existing material during the period of service of the author with the Tropical Scientific Section of the A.I.F., under the direction of the Commonwealth Scientific Liaison Bureau.

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