Potorous tridactylus trisulcatus (McCoy, 1865)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: fossil

Rediscovered (living specimens assigned to this fossil taxon) (cf. Jackson & Groves, 2015:141)



Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

McCoy, Frederick. (1865). Note. Quarter Sheet 7 NW. Mt. Aitken. Geological Survey of Victoria.


Other references:

Department of the Environment (2022). Potorous tridactylus trisulcatus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sat, 27 Aug 2022 13:25:36 +1000.

Frankham, Greta J., Handasyde, Kathrine A. and Eldridge, Mark D. B. (2012). Novel insights into the phylogenetic relationships of the endangered marsupial genus Potorous. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 592-602.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 141]


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