The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Pseudomys sp. nov. 'Darling Downs'

Darling Downs mouse (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Material belonging to an unidentified species of Pseudomys was reported by (Godthelp, 1994). It may be that this material belongs to an as yet undescribed recently extinct species, however this is tentative (although it wouldn't be a great surprise).

 

Media

 

 

References

Godthelp, Henk. (1994). Some rodents from the Pleistocene fluviatile deposits of the eastern Darling Downs, Queensland. Abstracts of the fourth conference on Australian vertebrate evolution, palaeontology and systematics, Adelaide, 19-21 April, 1993. Records of the South Australian Museum 1994. [Abstract]

 

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