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Pseudomys sp. nov. 'Basalt Plains'

Basalt plains mouse

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Victoria, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

This species inhabited the basalt plains of western and southeastern Victoria, Australia.

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Basalt Plains Mouse, Pseudomys sp., pp. 619. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Complete Book of Australian Mammals, Third Edition. Chatswood: Reed Books.

Wakefield, N. A. (1964a). Recent mammalian sub-fossils of the Basalt Plains of Victoria. Proc. R. Soc. Vic. 77: 419-25.

Wakefield, N. A. (1964b). Mammal sub-fossils from basalt caves in south-western Victoria. Vic. Nat. 80: 275-280.

Wakefield, N. A. (1971). Mammals of Western Victoria, pp. 35-51. In: Douglas, H. M. and O'Brien, L. (eds.). The Natural History of Western Victoria. Horsham, Victoria: Aust. Inst. Agric. Sci.

Watts, C. H. S. and Aslin, H. J. (1981). The Rodents of Australia. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. [pp. 175-176]

Webb, Steve. (2008). Megafauna demography and late Quaternary climatic change in Australia: A predisposition to extinction. Boreas 37: 329-345.

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