Sminthopsis murina constricta Spencer, 1896

Slender-tailed dunnart, Central common dunnart, Slender-tailed pouched mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Sminthopsis macrura constricta Spencer, 1896


This subspecies is likely invalid (Archer, 1976; ICZN, 1981).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1910?



South Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Spencer. (1896). [description of Sminthopsis murina constricta]. Rep. Horn Exped. Central Australia, part 2, p. 33.


Other references:

Archer, Michael. (1976). Application for the suppression of the name Sminthopsis murina var. constricta Spencer, 1896 (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae). Z.N.(S.)2080. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 33: 127-128.

Dixon, Joan M. (1970). [title?]. Mem. Natn. Mus. Melb. 31: 107.

ICZN. (1981). Opinion 1198. Sminthopsis murina var. constricta Spencer, 1896 (Mammalia, Marsupalia) suppressed. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 38(4): 274-275.

Finlayson, Hedley Herbert. (1961). On central Australian mammals. Part IV. The distribution and status of central Australian species. Records of the South Australian Museum 14: 141-191.

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.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 74]


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