Bettongia lesueur harveyi (Waterhouse, 1842:47)

Harvey's burrowing bettong, Harvey's rat-kangaroo



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Perameles harveyi Waterhouse, 1842 (basionym)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym) (Burbidge & Short, 2023:292)



Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia

Type locality: S.A. (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:55)


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH (adult; skin without feet) (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:55)






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:

Burbidge, Alan A. (1995). Burrowing Bettong, Bettongia lesueur, pp. 289-291. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Burbidge, Alan A. and Short, J. C. (2023). Burrowing Bettong, Bettongia lesueur, pp. 291-293. In: Baker, Andrew M. and Gynther, Ian C. (eds.). Strahan’s Mammals of Australia (4th ed.). Wahroonga, NSW: Reed New Holland Publishers. 848 pp.

Calaby, J. H. and Richardson, B. J. (1988). Potoroidae, pp. 53-59. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 55]

Harper, Francis. (1945). Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Old World. New York, N.Y.: American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 12: 1-850.

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. 136]

Lundelius, Ernest L. and Turnbull, William D. (1984). The mammalian fauna of Madura Cave, Western Australia. Part VI: Macropodidae: Potorinae. Fieldiana, Geology, new series no. 14. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

Wood Jones, Frederic. (1924). The Mammals of South Australia. Part II. The Bandicoots and the Herbivorous Marsupials (The syndactylous Didelphia). Adelaide: Government Printer. 2: 132-270. [8 August 1924]


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