Macropus gouldi Owen, 1874

Gould's kangaroo (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Osphranter gouldi Owen, 1874; Osphranter gouldii Owen, 1874


Considered a nomen dubium by (Dawson & Flannery, 1985).


Conservation Status

Invalid (nomen dubium)

Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Owen, Richard. (1874). On the fossil mammals of Australia.-Part VIII. Family Macropodidae: Genera Macropus, Osphranter, Phascolagus, .Sthenurus, and Protemnodon. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. 164: 245-287, pls 20-7.


Other references:

Dawson, L. and Flannery, Timothy F. (1985). Taxonomic and phylogenetic status of living and fossil kangaroos and wallabies of the genus Macropus Shaw (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), with a new subgeneric name for the larger wallabies. Australian Journal of Zoology 33(4): 473-498. [Abstract]

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.


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