Pseudomys sp. nov. 'Kimberley'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

O'Connor et al. (2008) and (Start et al. 2012) both reported material of an undescribed/unknown Pseudomys species from the Kimberley, Western Australia. It seems more parsimonious to assume that these both refer to the same taxon, although it is possible that two recent Pseudomys taxa await formal description.


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene?



Kimberley region, northern Australia


Biology & Ecology










O’Connor, S., Aplin, K. and Collins, S. (2008). A small salvage excavation in Windjana Gorge, Kimberley, Western Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 43: 75-81. [Abstract]

Start, A.N., Burbidge, A., McDowell, M.C. and McKenzie, N. (2012). The status of non-volant mammals along a rainfall gradient in the south-west Kimberley, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 34(1): 36-48. [Abstract]


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