The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Mastacomys wombeyensis Ride, 1956



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of M. fuscus mordicus (source).


Conservation Status




New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ride, W. D. L. (1956). A new fossil Mastacomys (Muridae) and a revision of the genus. Journal of Zoology 127(3): 431-439. [Abstract]


Other references:

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.

Schram, F. R. and Turnbull, W. D. (1970). Structural composition and dental variations in the murids of the Broom Cave fauna, Late Pleistocene, Wombeyan Caves Area, N.S.W., Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 28(1): 1-24, plates 1-3.


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