A New Bog Lemming (Genus Synaptomys) From Nebraska

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Author: J. Knox Jones
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,857 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.4
LoC Category: QH
Downloads: 277
Added to site: 2010.01.09
mnybks.net#: 26243
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Science, Post-1930
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These specimens from Dundy County represent a relict population that differs in several characteristics from S. c. gossii, and that differs also from all other subspecies of the species. This relict population is, therefore, here given subspecific recognition.

#Synaptomys cooperi relictus#, new subspecies

Type.--Adult female, skin and skull, University of Kansas Museum of Natural History no. 51617, from Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery, 5 mi. N, 2 mi. W Parks, Dundy County, Nebraska; obtained November 1, 1952, by J. Knox Jones, Jr., original no. 995.

Distribution.--Known only from the type locality.

Diagnosis.--Size large for the species, both externally and cranially; dorsal pelage dark; nasals broadly flared anteriorly (especially broad in relation to nasal length); auditory bullae small; molariform tooth-rows and incisive foramina long.

Measurements (in millimeters).--External measurements of the type specimen, followed by those of another adult female (KU 72603), are: Total l

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2010.01.09
Greg Homer
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A big budget musical adaptation of this short book became the surprise Broadway hit of 1961, starring the great Judy Garland, June Allison, and a very young Robert Goulet. 'Two Gals and a Lemming' became the last successful musical project of Ms. Garland's tragic career.

Slated for the silver screen, the project was shelved when further DNA research found the supposedly 'new' species of Bog Lemming was actually just a regional variant of the Brown-mantled Bog Lemming. Many believe this revelation was what pushed Judy Garland over the edge and into her ultimate tailspin of booze, pills, and meaningless sex.


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