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The Quintessential NaturalistHonoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson$
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Douglas Kelt and Deborah Kaspin

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520098596

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520098596.001.0001

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Systematics and Distribution of Marsupials in Argentina: A Review

Systematics and Distribution of Marsupials in Argentina: A Review

Una Revisión De La Sistemática Y Distribución De Los Marsupiales De Argentina

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(p.579) Systematics and Distribution of Marsupials in Argentina: A Review
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David A. Flores

M. Mónica Díaz

Rubén M. Barquez

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0017

This chapter presents systematic, distributional, and natural history information about the marsupials of Argentina. It records four families: Caluromyidae, Didelphidae, Microbiotheriidae, and Caenolestidae, including a total of 27 species. The chapter notes that the Species Accounts contain data on taxonomy, synonymy, specimens examined, additional records from the literature, recent distribution, information about reproduction and habitat, and general comments about natural history. It presents new taxonomic arrangements for some controversial, polytypic genera (e.g. Thylamys, Cryptonanus, and Monodelphis), as well as an update of the distribution of all Argentine species. The chapter also discusses some aspects of species diversity in relation to environment and latitude.

Keywords:   marsupials, Caluromyidae, Didelphidae, Microbiotheriidae, Caenolestidae, Species Accounts, Thylamys, Cryptonanus, Monodelphis, Argentine species

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