Dendrolagus scottae Flannery & Seri, 1990a, Flannery & Seri, 1990

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: 333

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Dendrolagus scottae Flannery & Seri, 1990a


Dendrolagus scottae Flannery & Seri, 1990a  

Rec. Aust. Mus   . 42(3): 238, figs 2–4, table 1. (16 November 1990).

Common name. Scott’s Tree-kangaroo.

Current name. Dendrolagus scottae Flannery & Seri, 1990a   ; following Groves (2005d).

Holotype. M.19481 by original designation. Juvenile [female], [Field no. FE255], skull, study skin, skinned body in alc., frozen tissue; obtained by T. F. Flannery on 11 June 1988; registered 27 September 1988.

Condition. Cranium and dentaries complete, soft palate retained on the skull. Study skin complete and in good condition.

Type locality. At about 1,400 m on Sweipini (3°23'S 142°06'E), a ridge just to the west of the Mount Somoro summit, Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea GoogleMaps   .

Paratypes. (2, by original designation): M. 19491, adult unsexed, trophy skull (partial cranium, and dentaries) evidently of one individual, purchased on 21 July 1985 at Wigote Village (3°27'S 142°10'E), Torricelli Mountains ; M.20948, sex unknown, partial flat skin, segment of dorsal fur of adult. Collected by an Olo hunter in Mount Somoro area, Torricelli Mountains, in April 1989 and given to Fr P. MacGeaver GoogleMaps   .

Comments. Type series of three specimens.