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Conilurus capricornensis Cramb & Hocknull, 2010

Capricorn rabbit(-)rat, Capricornian rabbit(-)rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Cramb, Jonathan and Hocknull, Scott. (2010). New Quaternary records of Conilurus (Rodentia: Muridae) from eastern and northern Australia with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2634: 41-56. [Abstract]

 

Synonym/s: Conilurus sp. (Hocknull, 2005:55)

 

Conservation Status

Probably extinct, known only from subfossil remains.

Last Record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Queensland, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Cramb, Jonathan and Hocknull, Scott. (2010). New Quaternary records of Conilurus (Rodentia: Muridae) from eastern and northern Australia with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2634: 41-56. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Hocknull, Scott A. (2005). Ecological succession during the late Cainozoic of central eastern Queensland: extinction of adiverse rainforest community. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(1): 39-122. [automatic download]

Watts, C.H.S. and Aslin, H.J. 1981. The Rodents of Australia. Angus & Robertson, Sydney.

Watts, C. H. S., Baverstock, P. R. and Birrell, J. and Krieg, M. (1992). Phylogeny of the Australian Rodents (Muridae) - a Molecular Approach Using Microcomplement Fixation of Albumin. Australian Journal of Zoology 40(1): 81-90. [Abstract]

Woinarski, J. and Burbidge, A. A. (2016). Conilurus capricornensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75927841A75927844. Downloaded on 23 July 2016.

Woinarski, John C. Z., Burbidge, A. A. and Harrison, P. L. (2014). The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Ziembicki, Mark R. et al. (2015). Stemming the tide: progress towards resolvingthe causes of decline and implementingmanagement responses for the disappearingmammal fauna of northern Australia. THERYA 6(1): 169-225.

https://conference.australianarchaeology.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2012-11-20-2012-AAA-conference-paper-abstracts.pdf

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/18204/conilurus-capricornensis

 

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