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SPECIES Dorcopsis muelleri

Author:Lesson, 1827.
Citation:In Duperry (Lesson and Garnot, eds.), Voy. autour du Monde...la Coquille, Zool., 1: 164.
Common Name:Brown Dorcopsis
Type Locality:Indonesia, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Vogelkop, Manokwari Div., Dorei (= Manokwari), Lobo Bay.
Distribution:W New Guinea; Misool and Salawati Isls, Aru Isls, and Yapen Isl (Indonesia); occurred on Gebe until about 2000 ybp and on Halmahera until about 1870 ybp (Flannery et al., 1998).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Common.
Comments:D. muelleri was regarded as a junior synonym of D. veterum by Kirsch and Calaby (1977:21) and Husson (1955:299). George and Schuerer (1978) rejected veterum as based on a Dendrolagus (probably inustus), and employed muelleri; Groves and Flannery (1989) agreed. The original name Didelphis brunii Quoy and Gaimard, was preoccupied and is now Macropus muelleri. The Yapen Isl form (yapeni) is strongly distinct, apparently outside the range of those from other parts of the range, though samples are small; it may be a distinct species.
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SUBSPECIES muelleri

SUBSPECIES lorentzii

SUBSPECIES mysoliae

SUBSPECIES yapeni

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