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Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Apodemus peninsulae, with Description of a New Subspecies from North China   By: (1929-1992)

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In "Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Apodemus peninsulae, with Description of a New Subspecies from North China," J. Knox Jones delves into the essential subject of taxonomy. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the field, as it sheds light on the complex task of classifying the natural world.

Jones begins the book by presenting an overview of the current taxonomic status of Apodemus peninsulae, a rodent species found in various regions. He meticulously examines existing literature, collections, and specimens, presenting a comprehensive understanding of the species' taxonomy.

One of the highlights of this book is the detailed description of a new subspecies of Apodemus peninsulae discovered in North China. Jones's attention to detail is commendable as he describes the unique characteristics of this subspecies, drawing from his extensive fieldwork and examination of multiple individuals.

Moreover, the author provides an in-depth analysis of the potential factors influencing the taxonomic diversity within Apodemus peninsulae. Jones skillfully navigates the complex web of geographic variation, morphological traits, and genetic differentiation, offering a nuanced perspective on the species' classification.

Throughout the book, Jones incorporates impressive illustrations and photographs, further aiding the reader's understanding of the subject matter. These visual aids, coupled with his accessible writing style, make the book an enjoyable read for both experts and newcomers to the field of taxonomy.

However, it is important to note that this book primarily caters to individuals with a deep interest in rodent taxonomy or related scientific fields. The subject matter can be rather technical at times, focusing heavily on data interpretation, geographical patterns, and systematic discussions. As a result, it may not appeal to readers seeking a more casual or general overview of taxonomy.

In conclusion, "Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Apodemus peninsulae, with Description of a New Subspecies from North China" is an exceptional contribution to the field of taxonomy. J. Knox Jones's expertise, extensive research, and clear presentation of complex concepts make this book a valuable resource for specialists in the field. While it may not be a leisurely read for everyone, those with a genuine interest in the subject matter will find it to be an enriching and insightful exploration of rodent classification.

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Volume 9, No. 8, pp. 337 346, 1 fig. in text, 1 table

August 15, 1956

Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Apodemus peninsulae, with Description of a New Subspecies from North China

BY

J. KNOX JONES, JR.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE 1956

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, A. Byron Leonard, Robert W. Wilson

Volume 9, No. 8, pp. 337 346, 1 fig. in text, 1 table Published August 15, 1956

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Lawrence, Kansas

PRINTED BY FERD VOILAND, JR., STATE PRINTER TOPEKA, KANSAS 1956

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Comments on the Taxonomic Status of Apodemus peninsulae, with Description of a New Subspecies from North China

BY

J. KNOX JONES, JR.

In the past several years the United States National Museum has received a large number of mammals from central and southern Korea through the auspices of the Commission on Hemorrhagic Fever of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. Among these Korean collections are more than a hundred specimens of a murine rodent originally described as " Micromys speciosus peninsulae " by Oldfield Thomas but currently placed in the genus Apodemus . In attempting to ascertain the specific relationships of this mouse I have examined, through the generosity of Dr... Continue reading book >>




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