Chaeropus ecaudatus castanotis Gray, 1842:42

Pig-footed bandicoot, Chestnut-eared chœropus (Krefft, 1864:35), Chæropus (Gray, 1843:96)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chæropus castanotis Gray, 1842; Chaeropus castanotis (Gray, 1842); Choeropus castanotis (Gray, 1842)


Invalid, now considered a synonym of C. ecaudatus ecaudatus or C. ecaudatus occidentalis.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: ?




Type locality: "Murray River, S.A. (as scrub near the Murray River)" (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:36)


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH (skin & skull) (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:36)






Original scientific description:

Gray, J. E. (1842). Description of two new species of Mammalia discovered in Australia by Captain George Grey, Governor of South Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 9: 39-42.


Other references:

Gray, John Edward. (1843). List of the specimens of Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum. London, The Trustees.

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. 81-82]

Krefft, Gerard. (1864). Catalogue of Mammalia in the Collection of the Australian Museum. Sydney: Australian Museum.

Krefft, Gerard. (1871). The Mammals of Australia, Illustrated by Harriett Scott and Helena Forde for the Council of Education ; With a Short Account of All the Species Hitherto Described. Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer.

Lucas, Arthur Henry Shakespeare and Le Souëf, William Henry Dudley. (1909). The Animals of Australia: Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians. Melbourne: Whitcombe and Tombs.

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1988). Peramelidae, pp. 36-42. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 36]

Ogilby, J. Douglas. (1892). Catalogue of Australian Mammals, with Introductory Notes on General Mammalogy. Australian Museum, Sydney: Catalogue No. 16: viii + 142 pp.

Parsons, F.G. (1903). On the anatomy of the pig-footed bandicoot (Chaeropus castanotis). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 29: 64-80.

Tate, George Henry Hamilton. (1948). Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 60. Studies in the Peramelidae (Marsupialia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 92(6): 313-346, text figure 1, tables 1-10.

The West Australian, 21 February, 1914 [footprints from Lake Cave, near Mammoth Cave]

Thomas, Oldfield. (1888). Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London: British Museum (Natural History). xiii + 401 pp.

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]

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.

Wood Jones, Frederic. (1924). The Mammals of South Australia. Part II. The Bandicoots and the Herbivorous Marsupials (The syndactylous Didelphia). Adelaide: Government Printer. 2: 132-270. [8 August 1924] [pp. 168-171]


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