Notomys robustus Mahoney, Smith and Medlin, 2007

Broad-cheeked hopping mouse, Great hopping mouse, Great hopping-mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Notomys robustus Mahoney, Smith and Medlin, 2008 (incorrect year of publication)


Conservation Status

Last Record: Holocene (between 1850-1900?)

IUCN status: Extinct



South Australia (Flinders Ranges & Davenport Range), Australia












Original scientific description:

Mahoney, J. A., Smith, M. J. and Medlin, G. C. (2007). A new species of hopping-mouse, Notomys robustus sp. nov. (Rodentia : Muridae), from cave deposits in the Flinders and Davenport Ranges, South Australia. Australian Mammalogy 29(2): 117-135. [Abstract]


Other references:

Burbidge, A. A. and Woinarski, J. (2016). Notomys robustus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T45958541A45973101. Downloaded on 24 July 2016.

Flannery, Timmothy Fridtjof. (1995). Great hopping-mouse, Notomys sp., p. 582. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Johnson, Chris. (2006). Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50,000 Year History. Port Melbourne, Sydney: Cambridge University Press. 278 pp.

Mahoney, J.A., Smith, M.J. and Medlin, G.C. (2008). Broad-cheeked Hopping-mouse Notomys robustus, pp. 609-611. In: Van Dyck, S. and Strahan, R. (eds.). The Mammals of Australia. Third edition. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

Medlin, Graham C. (2008). Broad-cheeked Hopping-mouse Notomys robustus, pp. 609-610. In: Van Dyck, S. and Strahan, Ronald. (eds.). The Mammals of Australia. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

Robinson, A. C., C. M. Kemper, G. C. Medlin, and C. H. S. Watts. 2000. The rodents of South Australia. Wildlife Research 27: 379-404.

Tunbridge, Dorothy. (1991). The Story of the Flinders Ranges Mammals. Kenthurst, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press.

Watts, C. H. S. and Aslin, H. J. (1981). The rodents of Australia. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. 321 pp.


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