Mastacomys wombeyensis Ride, 1956



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of M. fuscus mordicus (source).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ride, W. D. L. (1956). A new fossil Mastacomys (Muridae) and a revision of the genus. Journal of Zoology 127(3): 431-439. [Abstract]


Other references:

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 195]

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.

Schram, F. R. and Turnbull, W. D. (1970). Structural composition and dental variations in the murids of the Broom Cave fauna, Late Pleistocene, Wombeyan Caves Area, N.S.W., Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 28(1): 1-24, plates 1-3.

Wakefield, Norman Arthur. (1972a). Palaeoecology of fossil mammal assemblages for some Australian caves. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 85(1): 1-26.

Wakefield, Norman Arthur. (1972b). Studies in Australian Muridae: review of Mastacomys fuscus, and description of a new subspecies of Pseudomys higginsi. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 33: 15-31.


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