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Notomys longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104

Long-tailed hopping mouse, Long-tailed jerboa-rat (Ogilby, 1892:119), kor-tung, gool-a-wa, koolawa

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hapalotis longicaudata Gould, 1844:104; Notomys longicaudatus sturti Thomas, 1921; Conilurus longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104; Podanomalus longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104

 

Placed in the genus Podanomalus by (Brazenor, 1934).

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1901 (Ride, 1970:202); 1901-2 (Parker, 1973:26)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

A specimen was collected by (Sturt, 1847) from the Coonabaralba Range in 1845.

 

According to (Ride, 1970:202) this species was last collected in 1901 at Barrow Creek by Spencer and Gillen.

"A small fragment of skull found in 1977 in a recent owl pellet—a regurgitated bolus of fur and bones—near The Granites in the Northern Territory suggests that it may have survived longer than historical collection records indicate."

Source: https://rainforestinfo.org.au/spp/Schouten/long.htm

The above probably refers to (Smith, 1977).

 

Distribution

NSW, NT, SA and WA, Australia

 

Prehistorically: Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

SAM M4392 (Breed, 1990:201)

AMNH 107400 (Alhajeri, 2021)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gould, John. (1844). [description of Notomys longicaudatus]. Proc. zool. Soc Lond. 1844: 104.

 

Other references:

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Alhajeri, Bader H. (2021). Geometric differences between the crania of Australian hopping mice (Notomys, Murinae, Rodentia). Australian Mammalogy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1071/AM20067 [Abstract]

Anonymous. (1973). Additional protection for rare fauna. S.W.A.N.S. 4(2): 31-33.

Anonymous. (1977). Terrestrial native mammals of Western Australia. S.W.A.N.S. 7(1): 7-8. [a mere listing as being native to WA]

Baynes, Alexander. (1984). Native mammal remains from Wilgie Mia Aboriginal Ochre Mine: evidence of the pre-European fauna of the western arid zone. Records of the Western Australian Museum 11(3): 297-310.

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Baynes, Alexander and Jones, Barbara. (1993). The mammals of Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia, pp. 207-226. In: Humphreys, W. F. (ed.). The Biogeography of Cape Range, Western Australia. Perth: Western Australian Museum.

Baynes, Alexander and McDowell, Matthew C. (2010). The original mammal fauna of the Pilbara biogeographic region of north-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 285-298.

Baynes, Alexander, Piper, Cassia J. and Thorn, Kailah M. (2019). An experimental investigation of differential recovery of native rodent remains from Australian palaeontological and archaeological deposits. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34(1): 1-30.

Brazenor, C. W. (1934). A revision of the Australian jerboa mice. Mem. Natn. Mus. 8: 74-89.

Breed, W. G. (1990). Reproductive anatomy and sperm morphology of the long-tailed hopping-mouse, Notomys longicaudatus (Rodentia: Muridae). Australian Mammalogy 13(2): 201-204.

Burbidge, Andrew A., Fuller, P. J. and McKenzie, N. L. (1995). Vertebrate fauna. In: Keighery, G. J., McKenzie, N. L. and Hall, N. J. (eds.). The Biological Survey of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Part 12. Barlee–Menzies Study Area. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 49: 208-245.

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