Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals by Ronald Strahan

By Ronald Strahan

Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals is the 1st unified consultant to the mammals of either Australia and New Guinea. in response to Ronald Strahan s first dictionary of Australian mammals, released in 1981, it comprises all species, either local and brought. for every species and genus, it presents a transparent advisor to pronunciation, the derivation and importance of the part elements of the identify, and the quotation that identifies its earliest legitimate description.

This designated paintings contains biographical notes on fifty-one zoologists who, during the last 3 centuries, have named Australian and New Guinean mammals.

The publication additionally contains an account of the rules and practices of zoological nomenclature, including a finished bibliography and an index of universal names. Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals is a useful reference for mammal researchers and scholars, in addition to someone drawn to common background.

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WHITE-FOOTED TREE-RAT, also known as White-footed Rabbit-rat. Lichtenstein, Darstellung Neuer oder Wenig Bekannter Säugethiere…, part 6, pl. 29, 1829. Conilurus penicillatus (pen-iss-il-ah′-tus) L. penicillus, brush. Refers to brush-like tail. BRUSH-TAILED TREE-RAT, also known as Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat. Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1842, 12. ■ Crocidura (kroh′-sid-ue-rah) Gr. crocid, nap on cloth; oura, tail. Wagler, Isis, 275, 1832. Crocidura attenuata (ah-ten′-ue-ah-tah) L. attenuatus, reduced.

Crocid, nap on cloth; oura, tail. Wagler, Isis, 275, 1832. Crocidura attenuata (ah-ten′-ue-ah-tah) L. attenuatus, reduced. ASIAN GREY SHREW Milne-Edwards, Rech. Hist. Nat. , 263, 1872. ■ Crossomys (kros′-oh-mis) Gr. krossoi, fringe; mys, mouse. Refers to a crest of hairs on the tail. Thomas, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (ser. 7), 20, 70, 1907. Crossomys moncktoni (munk′-tun-ee) After C A W Monckton, who collected the holotype. EARLESS WATER-RAT Thomas, as for genus. ■ Dactylopsila (dak-til-op′-sil-ah) Gr.

17, 84, 1846. Lagenorhynchus cruciger (crue′-sig-er) L. cruciger, cross-carrier. ), Voyage autour de monde … 1824. Lagenorhynchus obscurus (ob-skue′-rus) L. obscurus, dark, dusky. DUSKY DOLPHIN Delphinus obscurus Gray, Spicilegia Zoologica, part 1, 2, 1828. ■ Lagorchestes (lahg-or-kest′-ayz) Gr. lagos, hare; orchestes, dancer. Refers to the zigzag, hare-like, darting behaviour of these animals when disturbed. The root lagos occurs also in Lagostrophus, Oryctolagus, Dendrolagus and Macrotis lagotis.

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