Bassaricyon neblina osborni Helgen, Pinto, Kays, Helgen, Tsuchiya, Quinn, Wilson & Maldonado, 2013
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- Helgen, K. M., C. M. Pinto, R. Kays, L. Helgen, M. Tsuchiya, A. Quinn, D. Wilson, and J. Maldonado. Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito. ZooKeys, issue 324. (2013).
- Bassaricyon neblina
Diagnosis. This is the largest subspecies of Bassaricyon neblina, with a short rostrum, widely splayed zygomata, wide rostrum and braincase, and very large molars and posterior premolars; the dorsal pelage is of moderate length, tan to orangish-brown in overall color, with prominent black and gold tipping, with a more grayish face and limbs, with the limbs bearing relatively short fur, and a tail usually grizzled with golden-brown fur tipping.
Etymology. The name honors Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857 - 1935), paleontologist, faculty of Princeton and Columbia Universities, and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology (1891 - 1909) and President (1909 - 1933) of the American Museum of Natural History (Gregory 1937, Colbert 1996). " Bassaricyon osborni " is a manuscript name (never formally published) associated with a specimen of this taxon (AMNH 32609, with " Type " written on the skull), demonstrating a century-old intention, later discarded (probably by J. A. Allen or H. E. Anthony, see below), to name this taxon after Osborn. Here we validate this unpublished name as a newly described subspecies of Bassaricyon neblina, but we choose a more complete specimen than AMNH 32609, which has a damaged mandible and various broken teeth, as holotype.
- Helgen, K. M., C. M. Pinto, R. Kays, L. Helgen, M. Tsuchiya, A. Quinn, D. Wilson, and J. Maldonado, 2013: Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito. ZooKeys, issue 324. 1-83.