Abstract

[extract from p. 134, Editor] The skull [of Macropus isabellinus, Gould] differs widely from that of M. rufus; in this species the facial region is proportionately greater than in any other kangaroo, and the nasals are correspondingly long and narrow. In M. isabellinus, as already mentioned, the facial region is the shortest of all the kangaroos, and is, in this respect, nearest allied to M. robustus, in which also the nasals are short and broad.

As M. isabellinus was known only from a skin, and M. magnus, Owen, from a skull, there was, as suggested by Thomas, a possibility that the two were identical. The study of a skull of the former shows that the species are quite distinct. In M. magnus the opening of the lacrymal canal is entirely in the lacrymal bone, the palatal foramina are very long, extending some way into the maxilla, and the posterior palate is very incomplete.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Waite, 1901, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(3): 131–134
Author
Edgar R. Waite
Year
1901
Title
A description of Macropus isabellinus, Gould
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
3
Start Page
131
End Page
134
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1901.1088
Language
English
Date Published
29 July 1901
Cover Date
29 July 1901
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MAMMALIA; TAXONOMY
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31 October 2008
Available Online
19 December 2008
Reference Number
1088
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