Sminthopsis murina albipes (Waterhouse, 1842:48)

Southeastern common dunnart



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Phascogale albipes Waterhouse, 1842:48 (basionym)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: c.1940?



South Australia & Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH (skin) / probably also BMNH 1080c (skull) (male) (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:32)

Type locality: "Port Adelaide, S.A." (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:32)






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:

Glauert, Ludwig. (1933). The distribution of the marsupials in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 19: 17-32.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 72]

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.

Kitchener, D. J., Stoddart, J. and Henry, J. (1984). A Taxonomic Revision of the Sminthopsis murina Complex (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae) in Australia, including Descriptions of Four New Species. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 11(3): 201-248.

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1988). Dasyuridae, pp. 14-33. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 32]

Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1965). A review of the marsupial genus Sminthopsis (Phascogalinae) and diagnoses of new forms. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89: 307-321.


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