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19 July 2021 | dataset

Notes on the Mammals Collected on the Chevert Expedition, to New Guinea, in 1875

The mammals collected on the Chevert Expedition in 1875 are discussed on the basis of information in William Macleay’s journal, Lawrence Hargrave’s diary and old newspaper articles. William Petterd’s published reports give the collection location of the type specimen of Isoodon macrourus moresbyensis. Other collections are discussed, including kangaroos Dorcopsis luctuosa and Macropus agilis specimens of which reside in the Macleay Museum but cannot be confi rmed as collected by the Chevert Expedition.Rodents, including Bramble Cay Melomys, Melomys rubicola, have been added to the list of mammals originally reported by Edward Pierson Ramsay.

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Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, PNG Forestry Authority, PNG Department of Education
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier d42e2aa4-33b8-4301-a890-06bd763fe303
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
License Public
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