Clicky

Chaeropus yirratji Travouillon et al., 2019

Northern pig-footed bandicoot

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1846 (specimens); c.1940? (sightings)

 

Distribution

Australia (central)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Travouillon, Kenny J. et al. (2019). Hidden in plain sight: reassessment of the pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus (Peramelemorphia, Chaeropodidae), with a description of a new species from central australia, and use of the fossil record to trace its past distribution. Zootaxa 4566(1): 1-69. [Abstract]


Other references:

Phillips, Matthew J., Cascini, Manuela and Celik, Mélina. (2022). Identifying Complex DNA Contamination in Pig-Footed Bandicoots Helps to Clarify an Anomalous Ecological Transition. Diversity 14: 352. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14050352

Price, Gilbert J., Jonathan Cramb, Julien Louys, Kenny J. Travouillon, Eleanor M. A. Pease, Yue-xing Feng, Jian-xin Zhao, and Douglas Irvin. (2020). Late Quaternary fossil vertebrates of the Broken River karst area, northern Queensland, Australia. In Papers in Honour of Ken Aplin, ed. Julien Louys, Sue O’Connor, and Kristofer M. Helgen. Records of the Australian Museum 72(5): 193-206.

Travouillon, Kenny J. (2017). To document the diversity of bandicoots and bilbies through time and space. Report for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia. 18 pp.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/23138/chaeropus-yirratji

 

<< Back to the Peramelemorphs database