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Potorous morgani Finlayson, 1938

Morgan's potoroo

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Potorous platyops morgani Finlayson, 1938

 

This species has been synonymized with P. platyops (Ride, 1970:224; Calaby & Richardson, 1988).

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Finlayson, Hedley Herbert. (1938). On a new species of Potorous (Marsupialia) from a cave deposit on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 62(1): 132-140.

 

Other references:

Calaby, J. H. and Richardson, B. J. (1988). Potoroidae. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra: Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 5 Mammalia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Condon, H. T. (1967). Kangaroo Island and its vertebrate land fauna. Australian Natural History 15(12): 409-412.

Cooper, H. M. and Condon, H. T. (1947). On some fragments of emu egg-shell from an ancient camp-site on Kangaroo Island. South Australian Ornithologist 18(7): 66-68.

Ride, W. D. L. (1970). A Guide to the Native Mammals of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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