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AuthorF.A. Jentink
TitleOn a specimen of Herpestes semitorquatus Gray from Sumatra
JournalNotes from the Leyden Museum
AbstractIn the year 1883 the Museum procured some animals from Soekadana, collected by Mr. J. C. van Hasselt. Among them was a specimen of the rare Herpestes semitorquatus, recorded in the Catalogue du Museum d’Histoire naturelle, T. XI, p. 125.
Gray’s type-specimen (Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 1846, p. 211) being sent by Lowe from Borneo, I was convinced that my specimen too came from Borneo: Soekadana lies in Southwestern-Borneo. There is, however, an other locality called Soekadana and lying in the Lampongs, Southern Sumatra. And now I discover by an accident that Mr. v. Hasselt in 1883 dwelled in Soekadana, Southern-Sumatra, so that our specimen of H. semitorquatus is from the latter locality and not from Borneo. Sumatra therefore — and that is the reason why I publish this observation — is a new locality for that species.
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