Parantechinus apicalis (Gray, 1842:518)

Dibbler, Southern dibbler, Freckled antechinus, Freckled pouched mouse (Lucas & Le Souëf, 1909:125), Pencilled pouched mouse (Gray, 1843:99)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Gray, J. E. (1842). A new species of Tapering-tailed Phascogale in the collection of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 : 518.

 

Protonym: Phascogale apicalis Gray, 1842:518

 

Synonym/s: Phascogale apicalis Gray, 1842:518; Antechinus apicalis Gray, 1842:518

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1881; 1884 (Flannery, 1990:106)

Rediscovered in 28 January 1967 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:15)


IUCN status: [url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/16138/0]Endangered[/url]

 

Although rediscovered in 1967, it wasn't until the mid-1970's that further specimens were found near Albany in the state's south-west (Anonymous, 1976).

 

Distribution

Western Australia, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Kitchener & Vicker (1981:15):

WAM 9668
WAM 9669
WAM 10320
WAM 10321
WAM 13997
WAM 14931
WAM 15471
WAM 15472

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gray, J. E. (1842). A new species of Tapering-tailed Phascogale in the collection of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 : 518.

 

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