Abstract

The history of the discovery and naming of specimens now referred to Myoictis is presented. A study of virtually all known specimens of Myoictis deposited in Museum collections was undertaken to clarify the number of species in this genus of endemic New Guinean dasyurid marsupials. Based on a number of morphological features four species are now recognised, namely M. melas, M. wallacei, M. wavicus n.stat. and Myoictis leucura n.sp. The form of the tail readily distinguishes the four species. The distribution of each species has been mapped and no overlap found in their ranges as presently known. Field observations are recounted. Data for all specimens examined is appended to facilitate future studies.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Woolley, 2005, Rec. Aust. Mus. 57(3): 321–340
Author
P. A. Woolley
Year
2005
Title
Revision of the three-striped dasyures, genus Myoictis (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), of New Guinea, with description of a new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
57
Issue
3
Start Page
321
End Page
340
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.57.2005.1450
Language
English
Date Published
30 November 2005
Cover Date
30 November 2005
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MAMMALIA: MARSUPIALIA; NEW GUINEA
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30 November 2005
Available Online
30 November 2005
Reference Number
1450
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