Australian Museum Journal The skull of Dendrolagus dorianus, Ramsay

Shortform:
Waite, 1895, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(6): 85–87
Author(s):
Waite, Edgar R.
Year published:
1895
Title:
The skull of Dendrolagus dorianus, Ramsay
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Start page:
85
End page:
87
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1895.1201
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xviii–xix
Date published:
30 September 1895
Cover date:
30 September 1895
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1201
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (113kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1036kb PDF)

Abstract

When examining the Tree Kangaroos in the Museum Collections for the purposes of my paper on .Dendrolagus bennettianus, de Vis, I was somewhat puzzled by a mounted specimen. As however it did not throw light upon the species under investigation, it was placed aside for future study.

Having once more taken it in hand, I found that it agreed with D. Dorianus in all described particulars except the non-reversal of the hair. A search among the duplicate collections revealed two other skins, received along with the specimen mentioned; these presented :the aspect of the hair peculiar to D. dorianus. Another look at the mounted specimen showed that the hair had been brushed in the orthodox manner, namely from head to tail.

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