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Geographic dimorphism in the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus caninus): the case for a new species

Lindenmayer, David; Dubach, J; Viggers, Karen

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The morphological and genetic characteristics of the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus caninus) are described for animals from a range of locations throughout its known geographic distribution in eastern Australia. Although there is considerable variation among populations, unequivocal morphological and genetic differences exist between northern and southern populations of the species. Specimens from southern populations (from Victoria) have a significantly (P < 0.001) larger ear conch, a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/73590
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO01047

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