Mouse opossums (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) of northwestern Argentina: Systematics and distribution

Citation
Da. Flores et al., Mouse opossums (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) of northwestern Argentina: Systematics and distribution, Z SAUGETIER, 65(6), 2000, pp. 321-339
Citations number
54
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SAUGETIERKUNDE-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MAMMALIAN BIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0044-3468 → ACNP
Volume
65
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
321 - 339
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-3468(200012)65:6<321:MO(DON>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
We present a systematic revision of the mouse opossums of northwestern Arge ntina; included are three genera and eight species, Gracilinanus (new for t he region), Micoureus, and Thylamys. Two subspecies of Thylamys are elevate d to species. The distribution of each of the taxa was determined using spe cimen records. External and cranial descriptions, measurements, and comment s on the taxonomy and natural history of each species are given.