Bettongia lesueur harveyi (Waterhouse, 1842:47)

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



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Perameles harveyi Waterhouse, 1842 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH (adult skin without feet)






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, A. 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.

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]

Jones, F. Wood. (1924). The Mammals of South Australia. Parts 1-3. Adelaide, South Australia: Government Printer.

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.


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