Pseudomys higginsi australiensis Wakefield, 1972:21



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 Now considered a synonym of the nominate (Jackson & Groves, 2015:206), rendering the species monotypic.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Late Pleistocene (Wakefield, 1972b)

IUCN RedList status: not applicable



"Pyramids Cave (lat. 37°27', long. 148° 13') near Buchan, E. Vict." (Wakefield, 1972:21)


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wakefield, Norman Arthur. (1972a). 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.


Other references:

Driessen, Michael M. and Rose, Robert K. (1999). Pseudomys higginsi. Mammalian Species 623: 1-5, 3 figs.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 206]

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. (2005). Superfamily Muroidea, pp. 894-1531. In: Wilson, Don E. and Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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

Watts, Christopher H. S. and Aslin, H. J. (1981). The Rodents of Australia. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.  ix + 321 pp.


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