Basicranial Anatomy of the Living Linsangs Prionodon and Poiana (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae), with Comments on the Early Evolution of Aeluroid Carnivorans

  title={Basicranial Anatomy of the Living Linsangs Prionodon and Poiana (Mammalia, Carnivora, Viverridae), with Comments on the Early Evolution of Aeluroid Carnivorans},
  author={Robert M. Hunt},
  • R. Hunt
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • Geography
Abstract The living Asian linsang, Prionodon pardicolor, shares marked anatomical similarities in basicranium and dentition with the extinct Oligocene aeluroid, Palaeoprionodon lamandini, from the Quercy fissures, France. The living African linsang, Poiana richardsoni, is similar yet slightly more derived in basicranial traits relative to Prionodon pardicolor, and also has basicranial and dental features indicating a relationship to the living genets (Genetta). The basicranial and auditory… 

Comparative Basicranial Anatomy of Extant Terrestrial and Semiaquatic Artiodactyla

  • M. O'Leary
  • Biology
    Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History
  • 2016
Exemplar species from the four major extant terrestrial and semiaquatic artiodactyla clades are described and the anatomy of the ear region with the auditory bulla both in place and removed and the basicranium is illustrated.

Comparative Anatomy of the Petrosal Bone of Dichobunoids, Early Members of Artiodactylamorpha (Mammalia)

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  • G. Petter
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1963
Examination of major differences between the denture structure of Herpestes and Mungos justifies the reallocation of the species originally assigned to the genus Mungo by Dietrich (1942) to the genera HerPestes, the first representative of the genus found on the African continent.

Viverrid neuroanatomy: Phylogenetic and behavioral implications.

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Comparative cytogenetic studies in tree shrews (Tupaia).

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