Bettongia penicillata gouldii Waterhouse, 1845



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




South Australia, Australia






Holotype: BMNH (juvenile skin)

Type locality: "from in scrub, 40 miles N of Adelaide, Gulf St VIncent, S. A." (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:56)






Original scientific description:

Waterhouse, George Robert. (1845). A Natural History of the Mammalia. Volume 1, Containing the Order Marsupiata or Pouched Animals. London: Hippolyte Baillière. 553 pp + 20 pls. [According to (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:56) publication of the volume was spread over 1845/46]

Other references:

Calaby, J. H. and Richardson, B. J. (1988). Potoroidae, pp. 53-59. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.

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.


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