Petaurus kohlsi Troughton, 1945

Parnaby, Harry E., Ingleby, Sandy & Divljan, Anja, 2017, Type Specimens of Non-fossil Mammals in the Australian Museum, Sydney, Records of the Australian Museum 69 (5), pp. 277-420 : 322

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https://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1653

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scientific name

Petaurus kohlsi Troughton, 1945
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Petaurus kohlsi Troughton, 1945

Rec. Aust. Mus . 21(6): 373. (25 June 1945).

Common name. Biak Glider.

Current name. Petaurus biacensis Ulmer, 1940 ; following Groves (2005d). Taxonomic status unclear. Although kohlsi is considered a junior synonym of P. biacensis by most authors, the status of the latter species and populations currently assigned to P. breviceps , require a detailed taxonomic revision ( Helgen, 2007; Jackson, 2015).

Holotype. M.6998 by original designation. Female adult, [Field no. Owi Is. No. 11], skull, study skin, collected by Lt.-Col. C. B. Philip and Major G. M. Kohls, collection date not given, registered 26 September 1944.

Condition. Cranium missing section of right zygomatic arch, left zygomatic arch detached, missing upper 2nd post-canine teeth. Both dentaries complete. Study skin complete.

Type locality. Owi Island, Schouten Island Group, Cenderawasih (formerly Geelvink) Bay, Papua Province, Indonesia.

Comments. Apparently based on a single specimen. The holotype is a female with a developed pouch, although Troughton variously refers to the holotype as male and female in his original description. Photographs of the holotype skull are given by Flannery (1995c).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Diprotodontia

Family

Petauridae

Genus

Petaurus