Macrotis lagotis nigripes (Jones, 1923:347)

Black-footed bilby 



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Thalacomys nigripes Jones, 1923:347 (basionym)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of Macrotis lagotis) (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:44)



South Australia, Australia

Type locality: "Ooldea, S.A. (as "a restricted area around Ooldea Soak")" (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:44)


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH (skin) / RCSE A378.31 (skull) (male) (Mahoney & Ride, 1988:44)






Original scientific description:

Wood Jones, Frederic. (1923). The marsupial genus Thylacomys. A review of the rabbit-bandicoots, with a description of a new species. Records of the South Australian Museum 2: 333-352.


Other references:

Flannery, Timothy, Kendall, Paula and Wynn-Moylan, Karen. (1990). Australia's Vanishing Mammals: Endangered and Extinct Native Species. Sydney: Reader's Digest Press. 192 pp.

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. 91]

Lundelius, Ernest L. Jr. and Turnbull, W. D. (1981). The mammalian fauna of Madura Cave, Western Australia Part IV. Fieldiana Geology new ser., no. 6: 1-72. [p. 65, 69]

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1988). Thylacomyidae, pp. 43-45. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 44]

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.

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] [p. 152 (illustration of animal), p. 153 (illustrations of manus and pes), p. 154 (key to species; illustration of tail), pp. 160-161 (species account)]


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