Potorous morgani Finlayson, 1938:135

Morgan's potoroo



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Potorous platyops morgani Finlayson, 1938:135


This species has been synonymized with P. platyops (Ride, 1970:224; Calaby & Richardson, 1988:58; Jackson & Groves, 2015:139).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Holocene



Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

Type locality: "Kelly's Hill Caves, Kanagroo Is., S.A." (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:58)


Biology & Ecology





SAMA P168 (adult; partial skull & mandible) (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:58)

SAMA P3413 (adult; partial skull) (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:58)






Original scientific description:

Finlayson, Hedley Herbert. (1938). On a new species of Potorous (Marsupialia) from a cave deposit on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 62(1): 132-140.


Other references:

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. 58]

Condon, H. T. (1967). Kangaroo Island and its vertebrate land fauna. Australian Natural History 15(12): 409-412.

Cooper, H. M. and Condon, H. T. (1947). On some fragments of emu egg-shell from an ancient camp-site on Kangaroo Island. South Australian Ornithologist 18(7): 66-68.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 139]

Ride, W. D. L. (1970). A Guide to the Native Mammals of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


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