Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals by Ronald Strahan

By Ronald Strahan

Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals is the 1st unified advisor to the mammals of either Australia and New Guinea. in response to Ronald Strahan s first dictionary of Australian mammals, released in 1981, it contains 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 precise paintings comprises 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 foundations 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 an individual drawn to traditional heritage.

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Geoffroy, Mag. , 3, 469, 1796. Dasyurus albopunctatus (al-boh-punk-tah′-tus) L. albus, white; punctatus, spotted. 14, 51, 1881. Dasyurus geoffroii (jef-roy′-ee-ee) After Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French zoologist with an interest in Australian mammals. WESTERN QUOLL, also known as Chuditch, Western Black-tailed Native Cat. Gould, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1840, 151. Dasyurus hallucatus (hal-ue-kah′-tus) L. hallux, inner digit of hindfoot, big toe. Refers to the presence of the digit in this species (absent from D.

Dama, Fallow Deer. Frisch, Das Natur-System der Vierfüssigen Thiere, 3, 1775. Dama dama (dah′-mah) L. dama, Fallow Deer. FALLOW DEER Linnaeus, Syst. , 1, 67, 1758. ■ Dasycercus (daz-ee-serk′-us) Gr. dasys, hairy; kerkos, tail. Refers to the bushy dark hairs on the posterior half of the tail. These hairs are far less prominent than in the similar genus, Dasyuroides. Peters, Sber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin, 1875, 73. 24 Dasycercus cristicauda (krist-ee-kaw′-dah) L. crista, crest; cauda, tail. Refers to the crest of black hair above the hinder half of tail.

Templeton, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 17, 252, 1848. Hipposideros calcaratus (kal-kar-aht′-us) L. calcar, spur. Refers to long calcar of this species. SPURRED LEAF-NOSED BAT, also known as Spurred Horseshoe-bat. Dobson, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1877, 114. Hipposideros cervinus (ser-veen′-us) L. cervinus, fawn, tawny. FAWN LEAF-NOSED BAT, also known as Fawn Horseshoe-bat. Gould, The Mammals of Australia, part. 6, pl. 15, 1854. Hipposideros corynophyllus (kor-in-oh-fil′-us) Gr. koryne, club; phyllon, leaf.

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