Abstract

This study of the anatomical and metrical features of the skull and teeth of bandicoots of the genus Perameles was undertaken in order to analyse age, sex, and locality variations and trends. It is hoped that the results of the study will assist in the assessment of intra- and inter-specific taxonomic, phylogenetic and ecological relationships, enable the various subgeneric taxa to be more clearly defined, and facilitate the identification of subfossil and fossil fragments and isolated teeth. The present section of the study, Part I, outlines the taxonomy of the genus Perameles and describes generally the material used in the whole study. It also includes an illustrated, anatomical description of the skull and teeth of Perameles nasuta and a discussion of the anatomical variations of these features in other members of the genus Perameles.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Freedman, 1967, Rec. Aust. Mus. 27(6): 147–165
Author
L. Freedman
Year
1967
Title
Skull and tooth variation in the genus Perameles. Part I: anatomical features
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
27
Issue
6
Start Page
147
End Page
165
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1967.441
Language
English
Plates
plates 16–23
Date Published
14 July 1967
Cover Date
14 July 1967
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MAMMALIA
Digitized
09 December 2008
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
441
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