The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Borungaboodie hatcheri Prideaux, 1999:318

Giant bettong



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: WAM 97.5.1






Original scientific description:

Prideaux, Gavin J. (1999). Borungaboodie hatcheri gen. et sp. nov., a very large bettong (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) from the Pleistocene of southwestern Australia. In: Baynes, Alexander and Long, John A. (eds.). Papers in vertebrate palaeontology. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 57: 317-329.


Other references:

Johnson, Chris. (2006). Australia's Mammal Extinctions A 50000 year history. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

McNamara, Ken and Murray, Peter. (2010). Prehistoric Mammals of Western Australia. Welshpool, WA: Western Australian Museum. 107 pp.

Prideaux, Gavin J., Gully G.A., Couzens A.M.C., Ayliffe L.K., Jankowski N.R., Jacobs Z., Roberts R.G., Hellstrom J.C., Gagan M.K., Hatcher L.M. (2010). Timing and dynamics of Late Pleistocene mammal extinctions in southwestern Australia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107(51): 22157-22162.

Roberts R., Flannery T., Ayliffe L., Yoshida H., Olley J., Prideaux G., Laslett G., Baynes A., Smith M., Jones R.I., et al. 2001 New ages for the last Australian megafauna: Continent-wide extinction about 46,000 years ago. Science 292: 1888-1892.


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