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Bettongia lesueur harveyi (Waterhouse, 1842:47)

Harvey's burrowing bettong, Harvey's rat-kangaroo

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Perameles harveyi Waterhouse, 1842 (original combination)

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: BMNH 55.12.24.416 (adult skin without feet)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Waterhouse, G.R. (1842). On two new species of marsupial animals from South Australia. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1842: 47-48.

 

Other references:

Burbidge, A. A. (1995). Burrowing Bettong, Bettongia lesueur, pp. 289-291. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Harper, Francis. (1945). Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Old World. New York, N.Y.: American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 12: 1-850.

Iredale, Tom and Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1934). A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Mem. Aust. Mus. 6: i-xii, 1-122.

Jones, F. Wood. (1924). The Mammals of South Australia. Parts 1-3. Adelaide, South Australia: Government Printer.

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