n Annals of the Transvaal Museum - Variation in the position within the tooth row of the minute premolars of and (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), and re-identification of some museum voucher specimens : scientific note

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-1752


The genus Thomas, 1912, which was previously synonymized with Kaup, 1829 (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951; Hayman and Hill, 1971; Koopman, 1993, 1994), has once again been recognized as a valid genus (Simmons, 2005), separated from on the basis of diploid (2n = 50) and fundamental chromosome number (Rautenbach , 1993), and mitochondrial DNA gene (cytochrome b) (Stadelmann , 2004). The position of the first two upper premolars was not mentioned by Thomas in the original descriptions of the genus or (Thomas, 1912); however, Roberts' (1919: 113) description of mentions that the "inner anterior cusp of P4 is in line between the same cusps of P3 and M1".

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