Fieldiana Volume 1

Fieldiana Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... 21; basal length, 17.8; zygomatic width, 11.4; width of braincase, 10.1; interorbital constriction, 4.3; length of nasals, 8; length of upper molar series, 3. (ex Type.) 242. vegetus (Oryzomys), Bangs, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Xxxix, ioo2, p. 35. This is considered by Dr. J. A. Allen to be the same as O. costaricen sis. See Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 1904, p. 69. Active Rice Rat. Type locality. Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama. Altitude, 4,000 feet. Genl. Char. Like 0. costaricensis, but larger; color darker. Incisors orange. Color. Above bright yellowish red brown; dorsal region darker; sides of head and body and rump orange rufous; chin and under sides of neck whitish; rest of under parts ochraceous buff; hands and feet yellowish white; tail above dusky, beneath grayish; ears dark brown. Measurements. Total length, 205--235; tail vertebrae, 115-130; hind foot, 24; ear, 13. Skull; basal length, 20.2; occipito-nasal length, 24.4; zygomatic width, 12.6; mastoid width, 11; interorbital width, 3.4; length of nasals, 9; upper molar series, 2.8; length of single half of mandible, 12.4. (Bangs, l. c.) Moschophoromys, Elliot, Pub. Field Columb. Mus., in, 1904, p. 111. Type Mus desmaresti Fischer. Megalomys Trouess., Le Naturaliste, No. 45, 1881, p. 5. Id. Ann. Scien. Nat., Zool., xix, No. 5, 1885, p. 13, pl. 1. (nec Laurillard, Paleont.) Moschomys Trouess., Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., 7th Ser., x1, 1903, p. 387. (nec Billberg, 1828, Microtinas.) Form rat-like; tail long, scaly; outer finger with a flat nail; hind feet long, stout, without webs between the toes, nails curved; sole tubercles, six. Skull very broad between orbits; supraorbital crest well developed; molars of moderate size. 243. desmaresti (Mus), Fischer, Syn. Mamm., 1829, p. 316. more

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