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Notomys longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104

Long-tailed hopping mouse, Long-tailed jerboa-rat (Ogilby, 1892:119), kor-tung, gool-a-wa, koolawa, talamba

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hapalotis longicaudata Gould, 1844:104; Notomys longicaudatus sturti Thomas, 1921; Conilurus longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104; Podanomalus longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104

 

Placed in the genus Podanomalus by (Brazenor, 1934).

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1901 (Ride, 1970:202); 1901-2 (Parker, 1973:26)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

A specimen was collected by (Sturt, 1847) from the Coonabaralba Range in 1845.

 

According to (Ride, 1970:202) this species was last collected in 1901 at Barrow Creek by Spencer and Gillen.

"A small fragment of skull found in 1977 in a recent owl pellet—a regurgitated bolus of fur and bones—near The Granites in the Northern Territory suggests that it may have survived longer than historical collection records indicate."

Source: http://rainforestinfo.org.au/spp/Schouten/long.htm

The above probably refers to (Smith, 1977).

 

Distribution

NSW, NT, SA and WA, Australia

 

Prehistorically: Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

SAM M4392 (Breed, 1990:201)

AMNH 107400 (Alhajeri, 2021)

MV C6278 (Roycroft et al., 2021, 2022)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gould, John. (1844). [description of Notomys longicaudatus]. Proc. zool. Soc Lond. 1844: 104.

 

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