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 comprises all species, either local and brought. for every species and genus, it presents a transparent consultant to pronunciation, the derivation and importance of the part elements of the identify, and the quotation that identifies its earliest legitimate description.

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

The ebook additionally contains an account of the foundations and practices of zoological nomenclature, including a accomplished 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 attracted to usual heritage.

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23 Dactylopsila megalura (meg-al-ue′-rah) Gr. megalos, great; oura, tail. GREAT-TAILED TRIOK Rothschild & Dollman, Abstr. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1932, 13. Dactylopsila palpator (pal′-pah-tor) L. palpator, toucher. Refers to length of fourth finger. LONG-FINGERED TRIOK Milne-Edwards, Cent. Mem. Soc. Philomath. Paris 1888, 173. Dactylopsila tatei (tay′-tee) After G A H Tate, American mammalogist. TATE’S TRIOK Laurie, Bull. Brit. Mus. Nat. Hist. , 1, 278, 1952. Dactylopsila trivirgata (trie′-ver-gah′-tah) L.

Brit. Mus. Nat. Hist. , 1, 278, 1952. Dactylopsila trivirgata (trie′-ver-gah′-tah) L. tri-, three; virgatus, striped. Refers to three prominent dark stripes along the back (more a characteristic of the genus than of this species). COMMON STRIPED POSSUM, also known as Striped Possum. Gray, as for genus. ■ Dama (dah′-mah) L. 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.

Grampus griseus (griz-ay′-us) L. griseus, grey. RISSO’S DOLPHIN, also known as Grampus. Cuvier, Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, 19, 13, 1812. ■ Gymnobelideus (jim-noh-bel-id′-ay-us) Gr. gymnos, naked; Zo. Belideus, Waterhouse’s early name for the gliding possums now known as Petaurus. The name refers to the absence of a gliding membrane, apart from which the single species of this genus strongly resembles the Sugar Glider, Petaurus breviceps. McCoy, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (ser. 3), 20, 287, 1867. Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (led′-beet-er-ee) After J Leadbeater, Victorian collector and preparator.

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