Rhipidomys & other mammals

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun May 23 11:49:14 CDT 1999

Mammalogists on Taxacom,
      I'm a little prejudiced when it comes to resources on mammals, sinc=
e I=20
was co-editor of the first edition of Mammals Species of the World (1982).
      A second edition was published in 1993, and it is now available onl=
at the Smithsonian Institution site.  Just go to a search engine and type=
Mammal Species of the World, and the Smithsonian site should appear near =
top of the list.
                          -----Ken Kinman
P.S.  The genus Rhipidomys in particular is not very well known, and the=20
exact number of species is still very debatable (I personally doubt that =
the 14 species listed are good species, but I've always been more of a=20
lumper than a splitter).

>From: Eli=E9cer Guti=E9rrez <eliecer at ULA.VE>
>Reply-To: Eli=E9cer Guti=E9rrez <eliecer at ULA.VE>
>To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM <TAXACOM at cmsa.Berkeley.EDU>
>Subject: Rhipidomys
>Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 14:11:01 -0400
>Dear Mammalogist in Taxacom,
>I have found a specimens of Rhipidomys in a venezuelan paramo (3.000
>meters) but I am missing literature relevant to the systematic of this
>genus. I would greatly appreciate if someone could let me know about
>papers on this subject as well as comments on the distribution of the
>species within the  genus Rhipidomys.  Thanks in advances,
>Eliecer Gutierrez C.
>Laboratorio de Biodiversidad
>Departamento de Biologia
>Facultad de Ciencias
>La Hechicera, Zip 5101
>Universidad de Los Andes
>Merida  -  Venezuela

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