Morphological variation and geographical and altitudinal distribution in Eothenomys melanogaster and E. mucronatus (Rodentia, Arvicolinae) in China, Taiwan, Burma, India, Thailand, and Vietnam

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Morphological variation and geographical and altitudinal distribution in Eothenomys melanogaster and E. mucronatus (Rodentia, Arvicolinae) in China, Taiwan, Burma, India, Thailand, and Vietnam
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I classified about 600 museum specimens of Pere David's vole and examined its distribution. In a restricted area of Burma (25.70-26.13°N, 98.13-98.70°E; Myanmar, Area V), 150 individual specimens sampled during the same period could be classified into two groups on the basis of the relationship between the hind foot length (HFL) and tail length (TL): the large (L) and small (S) types. Group L was distributed at altitudes above 2460 m, whereas Group S was found below 2460 m. The distance between the incisor and third upper molar (I-M3) exceeded 14.3 mm in Group L, and was less than 15.2 mm in Group S. Except for young individuals, specimens from Groups L and S from Area V differed in two external and 14 cranial measurements. The molar pattern of the third upper molar ranged from simple to complex types, and varied both within and between Groups L (Types B, C, and D) and S (Types B and C), indicating that it is inadequate as a primary diagnostic character. The relationship between TL and HFL differentiated the groups in Areas III, IV (Yunnan Province, China), VI (India, Thailand, Vietnam, and northern Burma), and VII (the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian in China, and Taiwan), but did not differentiate them in Areas I (the provinces of Hubei and Guizhou) or II (the provinces of Gansu and Sichuan), where histograms of I-M3 distinguished Groups L and S. Proportional likeness was represented using a ratio diagram; the lines for 11 cranial dimensions distinguished Group L from Group S, indicating that they are two distinct species. Group L was identified as Eothenomys mucronatus (Allen, 1912); it was distributed in Areas II, III, V, and VI. Group S was identified as E. melanogaster (Milne-Edwards, 1872); it was distributed in Aras I, II, IV, V, and VII. The elevations at which E. melanogaster occurred decreased from southwest to northeast, whereas no clear altitudinal tendency was seen in E. mucronatus.

著者
著者 Kaneko Yukibumi
著者(ヨミ) カネコ ユキブミ
著者(別表記) 金子 之史
掲載誌
Mammal Study
27
1
開始ページ
31
終了ページ
63
出版者
Mammalogical Society of Japan
出版年月日
2002
NCID
AA11185060
DOI
10.3106/mammalstudy.27.31
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
言語
英語
関連情報URL
https://doi.org/10.3106/mammalstudy.27.31
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copyright(C) 2002 日本哺乳類学会
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区分
香川大学
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