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Taxonomy

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780520098459
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0003
Taxonomy

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This chapter presents a taxonomic review of the Sthenurinae. It includes the genus Sthenurus Owen, the species Hadronomas puckridgi Woodburne, and the species Sthenurus atlas Owen. The chapter provides information concerning taxonomic authority, etymology, and geographical and temporal distribution. It compares the craniodental features of the sthenurines and offers revised diagnoses of their taxonomic classification.

Keywords: taxonomic review; Sthenurinae; Sthenurus Owen; Hadronomas puckridgi Woodburne; Sthenurus atlas Owen

Chapter.  77994 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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