Dasyurus maculatus bowlingi (Spencer & Kershaw 1910:29)

King Island quoll



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dasyurus bowlingi Spencer & Kershaw, 1910:20 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



King Island, Bass Strait, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: P15101



Other specimens:

USNM 14950 ( [erroneous record?]

TMAG skull specimen A579






Original Scientific Description:

Spencer, W. Baldwin and Kershaw, J. A. (1910). A Collection of Sub-fossil Bird and Marsupial Remains from King Island, Bass Strait. Mem. Nat. Mus. Melbourne 3: 5-35.


Other references:

Gill, E. D. (1953). Catalogue of Quaternary types and figured specimens in the National Museum, Melbourne. Mem. Natn. Mus. Vict. 18: 157-168, pI. 1.

Hope, J. H. (1973). Mammals of the Bass Strait Islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 85(2): 163-196.

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1988). Dasyuridae, pp. 14-33. In: In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.

Marshall, L. G. and Hope, J. H. (1973). A re-evaluation of Dasyurus bowlingi Spencer and Kershaw 1910 (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae) from King Island, Bass Strait. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 85(2): 225-234.

Woinarski, John, Burbidge, Andrew and Harrison, Peter. (2014). The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 1056 pp.


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